Rapid infant weight gain and advanced skeletal maturation in childhood

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


  • Ellen W Demerath
  • Nicola L Hawley
  • Shane A Norris
  • John M Pettifor
  • Dana Duren
  • W Cameron Chumlea
  • Bradford Towne
  • Noel Cameron

External organisations

  • Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota


To test the hypothesis that rapid infant weight gain is associated with advanced skeletal maturity in children from the United States and South Africa.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-61
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of pediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • Adolescent, Age Factors, Birth Weight, Body Mass Index, Body Size, Bone Development, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Longitudinal Studies, Male, South Africa, United States, Weight Gain, Young Adult