Is there a gender difference in the associations of birthweight and adult hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity?

Rebecca M Reynolds, Brian R Walker, Holly E Syddall, Ruth Andrew, Peter J Wood, David I W Phillips

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Abstract

Increased hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in men of low birthweight may be an important link between early life and the adult metabolic syndrome. In animal models females are more sensitive than males to HPA axis programming, but whether gender influences susceptibility in humans is unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-53
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Volume152
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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