Cord blood leptin and gains in body weight and fat mass during infancy.

Chaoimh et al, Eur J Endocrinol. 2016 Aug 15

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Low early-life leptin concentrations may promote faster weight gain in infancy. We aimed to examine associations cord blood leptin concentrations and changes in weight and body composition during infancy.

 CONCLUSION: These are the first data to show that associations between higher cord blood leptin and slower weight gain during infancy are driven by lower increases in adiposity, at least in early infancy.