Adult cardiovascular risk factors in premature babies

Lancet. 2000 Jun 17;355(9221):2135-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(00)02384-9.


Among babies born at term, low birthweight predicts cardiovascular risk factors and disease in adulthood. This study shows that babies born prematurely, whether or not they have intrauterine growth retardation, are predisposed to similar risks as adults.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature*
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors


  • Blood Glucose