Protein intake at 9 mo of age is associated with body size but not with body fat in 10-y-old Danish children

Camilla Hoppe, Christian Mølgaard, Birthe Lykke Riegels Thomsen, Anders Juul, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen

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Abstract

During the complementary feeding period, infants shift from a daily protein intake (PI) of approximately 1 g/kg body wt to an intake 3-4 times as high. A high PI probably has both endocrine and physiologic effects and may increase the risk of obesity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume79
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)494-501
Number of pages8
ISSN0002-9165
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Adipose Tissue
  • Anthropometry
  • Birth Weight
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Body Composition
  • Body Constitution
  • Child
  • Cohort Studies
  • Denmark
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Energy Intake
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Growth
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor I
  • Male
  • Obesity
  • Risk Factors

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