Glucose tolerance study in low and normal birth weight young adults
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Birth weight is an important marker and predictor of the future health status of an individual. The incidence of low birth weight is becoming an important public health issue in developing countries. The prevalence of low birth weight in Zimbabwe is 10%and its prevalence is higher in females than males.' Type II diabetes is one of the major health problems in the whole world. Low birth weight is linked to glucose intolerance which leads to type II diabetes. Numerous epidemiological and experimental studies have demonstrated that there is a significant physiological predisposition to glucose intolerance resulting from Low Birth Weight (LBW), a marker of adverse intrauterine environment.