Chinese Journal of Child Health Care ›› 2023, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (7): 751-755.DOI: 10.11852/zgetbjzz2022-0757

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Research progress in the relationship between rapid catch-up growth and childhood obesity in small for gestational age infants

LI Mingzhu1, WANG Jing1, XIE Duoshuang2   

  1. 1. College of Public Health and Health Professions, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei 442000, China;
    2. Shiyan Taihe Hospital(Affilated Hospital of Hubei University of Medicine)
  • Received:2022-06-21 Revised:2022-11-03 Online:2023-07-10 Published:2023-07-12
  • Contact: XIE Duoshuang,E-mail:


李茗竹1, 王静1, 谢多双2   

  1. 1.湖北医药学院公共卫生与健康学院,湖北 十堰 442000;
  • 通讯作者: 谢多双,E-mail:
  • 作者简介:李茗竹(1997-),女,湖北人,在读硕士研究生,主要从事疾病预防与控制研究。
  • 基金资助:

Abstract: Because of the lifting of intrauterine growth restriction and the altered nutritional environment after birth, most small for gestational age (SGA) would have catch-up growth.Catch-up growth can promote the physical development and improve the quality of survival of SGA.Recently, there is much evidence that rapid catch-up growth is associated with childhood obesity, while breastfeeding can reduce the incidence of obesity.This article reviews the progress in the relationship between rapid catch-up growth of SGA and childhood obesity, and discusses possible mechanisms.

Key words: small for gestational age infants, catch-up growth, obesity, breastfeeding

摘要: 由于宫内生长受限的解除以及出生后的营养环境改变,大部分小于胎龄(SGA)儿都会出现追赶生长。追赶生长可以促进SGA儿的体格发育,提高生存质量。近年来许多研究表明SGA儿过快追赶生长与儿童期肥胖密切相关,母乳喂养可降低肥胖的发生率。本文就SGA儿过快追赶生长与儿童期肥胖关系、可能机制的研究进展做一综述。

关键词: 小于胎龄儿, 追赶生长, 肥胖, 母乳喂养

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