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Low weight at birth can be an indicative in childhood as a marker of metabolic syndrome and hypertension


International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Abel Pereira,1 Anita LR Saldanha,1 Ana Paula Pantoja Margeotto,1 Tereza Luiza Bellincanta,1 André LV Gasparoto,2 Tatiana Abrão,1 Fernando H Guarnieri,3 Tania LR Martinez1

Abstract

As low weight at birth can be a marker for future risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, public school children who had this positive history were studied S to nutritional status, lipids, glucose, uric acid, blood pressure and socioeconomic conditions. The main interest of the investigation is to find statistically significant correlations among data collected from young public school children from a city outside of the capital of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Results: risk factors for metabolic syndrome presented higher impact considering blood pressure and socioeconomic conditions, calling for better prenatal care and surveillance plus intervention in the low weight at birth children.

Keywords

low weight at birth, cardiovascular, risk factors, blood pressure, socioeconomic status, cholesterol, glucose and lifestyle

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