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ea0041gp38 | Bone & Calcium Homeostasis | ECE2016

Influence of prematurity and low birth weight on peak bone mass

Balasuriya Chandima , Mosti Mats P , Evensen Kari Anne I , Brubakk Ann-Mari , Indredavik Marit S , Schei Berit , Stunes Astrid Kamilla , Syversen Unni

Introduction: Intrauterine weeks 36–38 with rapid transplacental mineral transfer are crucial for skeletal development. Prematurity and low birthweight may therefore lead to a subnormal peak bone mass. We evaluated the influence of gestational age and low birthweight on bone mineral density (BMD) and content (BMC) in young adults born preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW) and small for gestational age (SGA) at term.Description of methods/design: ...