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Research Article

Decreased Bone Mineral Density in Adults Born with Very Low Birth Weight: A Cohort Study

  • Petteri Hovi mail,

    petteri.hovi@helsinki.fi

    Affiliations: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Sture Andersson,

    Affiliation: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Anna-Liisa Järvenpää,

    Affiliation: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Johan G. Eriksson,

    Affiliations: Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Vasa Central Hospital, Vasa, Finland

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  • Sonja Strang-Karlsson,

    Affiliations: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Eero Kajantie,

    Affiliations: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Outi Mäkitie

    Affiliation: Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Published: August 25, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000135

About the Authors

Petteri Hovi, Sture Andersson, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, Sonja Strang-Karlsson, Eero Kajantie, Outi Mäkitie
Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Petteri Hovi, Johan G. Eriksson, Sonja Strang-Karlsson, Eero Kajantie
Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Johan G. Eriksson
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Johan G. Eriksson
Vasa Central Hospital, Vasa, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: petteri.hovi@helsinki.fi

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PH SA ALJ JGE JGE SSK EK OM. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PH SA ALJ JGE SSK EK OM. Designed the experiments/the study: PH SA ALJ JGE EK OM. Analyzed the data: PH OM. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PH SSK. Enrolled patients: PH ALJ. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PH. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PH SA ALJ JGE SSK EK OM. Supervised and obtained funding: EK SA.