The influence of parental somatic features on childhood weight has been extensively studied

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6992.1468a (Published 03 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1468
  1. Patrick J Bradley
  1. Primary care doctor Chatswood, Sydney, Australia 2057

    EDITOR,—In their editorial on the early origin of coronary heart disease (the “Barker hypothesis”) Nigel Paneth and Mervyn Susser overlooked my contribution.1 In 1982 I suggested that some heavier children were relatively immune to non-insulin dependent diabetes and coronary heart disease in adult life and that the decline in rates of coronary …

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