UNLABELLED: In preterm infants, poor postnatal growth is associated with adverse neurocognitive outcomes; conversely, rapid postnatal growth is supposedly harmful for future development of metabolic diseases.
CONCLUSION: In this systematic review, observational studies reported consistent positive associations between postnatal weight or head growth and neurocognitive outcomes; however, there was limited evidence from the few intervention studies. Evidence linking postnatal weight gain to later adiposity and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in preterm infants was also limited.
|Number of pages||13|
|Early online date||15 Jul 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2015|
- Child development
- Infant, Newborn
- Infant, Premature
- Insulin resistance
- Neurocognitive disorders
- Risk factors