Commentary: The developmental origins of health and disease: an appreciation of the life and work of Professor David J.P. Barker, 1938-2013.

Abstract

David J.P. Barker was a physician, a biologist and one of the most influential epidemiologists of our time. His ‘foetal programming hypothesis’ (‘Barker hypothesis’) transformed our thinking about the causes of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. He challenged the idea that they are explained by bad genes and unhealthy adult lifestyles, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt207

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@article{Fall2013CommentaryTD, title={Commentary: The developmental origins of health and disease: an appreciation of the life and work of Professor David J.P. Barker, 1938-2013.}, author={Caroline H. D. Fall and Clive Osmond}, journal={International journal of epidemiology}, year={2013}, volume={42 5}, pages={1231-2} }