Developmental programming of obesity in mammals.

  title={Developmental programming of obesity in mammals.},
  author={Paul D Taylor and Lucilla Poston},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  volume={92 2},
Converging lines of evidence from epidemiological studies and animal models now indicate that the origins of obesity and related metabolic disorders lie not only in the interaction between genes and traditional adult risk factors, such as unbalanced diet and physical inactivity, but also in the interplay between genes and the embryonic, fetal and early postnatal environment. Whilst studies in man initially focused on the relationship between low birth weight and risk of adult obesity and… CONTINUE READING
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