Chinese Journal of Child Health Care ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (6): 619-622.DOI: 10.11852/zgetbjzz2020-1603

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Research progress on catch-up growth of small for gestational age

CHEN Zhu-xiu, LI Xiao-nan   

  1. Department of Child Health Care,Children's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University,Nanjing,Jiangsu 210008,China
  • Received:2020-08-20 Revised:2020-11-30 Online:2021-06-10 Published:2021-08-04
  • Contact: LI Xiao-nan,


陈祝秀, 李晓南   

  1. 南京医科大学附属儿童医院儿童保健科,江苏 南京 210008
  • 通讯作者: 李晓南,
  • 作者简介:陈祝秀(1993-),女,江苏人,在读硕士研究生,主要从事儿童保健的临床研究。
  • 基金资助:

Abstract: Small-for-gestational-age infants will experience catch-up growth after they survive and escape from the bad uterine environment. Catch-up growth is beneficial to improve short-term survival rate,improve adult height and later cognition in children.However,excessive catch-up may have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health. This article mainly introduces the definition and current situation of catch-up growth,the influencing factors and possible advantages and disadvantages of catch-up growth,and provides an outlook to future research directions of catch-up growth.

Key words: catch-up growth, metabolic syndrome, small for gestational age

摘要: 小于胎龄儿存活并在脱离不良子宫环境后,将会出现追赶性生长。追赶性生长对提高短期生存率、改善成年身高和儿童后期的认知有益,但过度追赶可能对心血管和代谢健康产生不利影响。本文主要介绍追赶生长的定义及现状、追赶生长的影响因素和可能的利弊,并对未来追赶生长的研究方向进行了展望。

关键词: 追赶性生长, 代谢综合征, 小于胎龄儿

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