Developmental origins of health and disease: concepts, caveats, and consequences for public health nutrition.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to define the concept of developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) as an emerging paradigm for relating evolutionary biology to contemporary health issues. As illustrated, several paradoxes emerge related to adaptations initiated in utero and in early life. Epigenetics is a concept that must be incorporated in order… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00152.x

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