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dc.contributor.authorCorreia, Hamilton R.-
dc.contributor.authorBalseiro, Sandra C.-
dc.contributor.authorCorreia, Elisabete R.-
dc.contributor.authorMota, Paulo G.-
dc.contributor.authorAreia, Manuel L. De-
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-09T11:05:24Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-09T11:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Human Biology. 16:1 (2004) 24-30en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/8065-
dc.description.abstractThe plumpness of the human newborn has long been recognized as a trait in need of explanation among researchers. Using a linear regression analysis, we find that head circumference is significantly and positively associated with BMI at birth, after gestational age and birthlength were controlled for, in a sample of 1,069 healthy liveborn routinely delivered at the University Hospital of Coimbra (partial correlation r = 0.409, P<0.0001). This significant association is consistent with the idea that newborn fatness is related to the higher need of lipids in newborn humans as an energetic and plastic substrate during its accelerated brain growth period. As birthweight and birth head size are associated with head size and cognitive abilities in childhood and adult life, it could be postulated that these cognitive abilities could have acted as selective pressure responsible for the newborn fatness increase in our lineage. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 16:24-30, 2004. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.rightsopenAccesseng
dc.titleWhy are human newborns so fat? Relationship between fatness and brain size at birth [retracted article]en_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ajhb.10233en_US
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item.languageiso639-1en-
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