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Earlier Mother's Age at Menarche Predicts Rapid Infancy Growth and Childhood Obesity

  • Ken K Ong mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ken.ong@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Kate Northstone,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan CK Wells,

    Affiliation: Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

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  • Carol Rubin,

    Affiliation: National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, United States of America

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  • Andy R Ness,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jean Golding,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • David B Dunger

    Affiliation: Department of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 24, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040132

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