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Researchers in the Netherlands followed 1184 children with first trimester fetal crown to rump measurements taken between 10 and 13 weeks.

The children were followed up at six years of age and measured for BMI, body fat ratio and blood pressure, and blood samples were taken to measure cholesterol levels, insulin and C peptide concentrations.

When the results were compared with first trimester crown to rump measurement, the researchers found smaller measurements were associated with adverse body

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