The effect of intra-uterine growth on Verbal IQ scores in childhood: a monozygotic twin study
Edmonds, C., Isaacs, Elizabeth B., Cole, Tim J., Haslinger Rogers, Mary, Lanigan, Julie, Singhal, Atul, Birbara, Toni, Gringras, Paul and Denton, Jane 2010. The effect of intra-uterine growth on Verbal IQ scores in childhood: a monozygotic twin study. Pediatrics. 126 (5), pp. e1095-e1101.
|Authors||Edmonds, C., Isaacs, Elizabeth B., Cole, Tim J., Haslinger Rogers, Mary, Lanigan, Julie, Singhal, Atul, Birbara, Toni, Gringras, Paul and Denton, Jane|
Objective. Given the adverse neurobiological effects of suboptimal nutrition on the developing brain, it is of social and medical importance to determine whether the global prevalence of poor intra-uterine growth causes lasting cognitive deficits. We examined whether sub-optimal intra-uterine growth relates to impaired cognitive outcome by comparing birthweight and cognition in monozygotic (MZ) twins. Our study considered whether children who do not reach their potential birthweight, as indexed by the weight of their heavier twin, also do not attain their potential IQ.
|Keywords||cognitive function; intellectual functioning; intrauterine growth retardation; twins|
|Journal citation||126 (5), pp. e1095-e1101|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2008-3684|
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|Deposited||15 Dec 2010|
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