Developmental origins of adult disease.

  title={Developmental origins of adult disease.},
  author={Simon C. Langley-Evans and S McMullen},
  journal={Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre},
  volume={19 2},
Variation in the quality or quantity of nutrients consumed during pregnancy can exert permanent and powerful effects upon the developing fetus. This programming of fetal development is emerging as a new risk factor for non-communicable diseases of adulthood, including coronary heart disease and the metabolic syndrome. Epidemiological studies show that indicators of nutritional deficit in pregnancy are associated with greater risk of diabetes and cardiovascular mortality. The study of… CONTINUE READING