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Date of Award

Fall 2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Health Sciences (MSc)

Department

Medical Sciences

Supervisor

Katherine Morrison

Language

English

Abstract

The association between low birth weight at term birth and an increased risk for insulin resistance (IR) in adulthood is well established. Less is known about this association in those born markedly preterm. Lower birth weights are more prevalent among individuals born preterm. We compared and examined determinants of IR in adults born preterm with extremely low birth weight (ELBW; birth weight

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