Early growth and coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes: findings from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS).

@article{Eriksson2011EarlyGA,
  title={Early growth and coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes: findings from the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS).},
  author={Johan G Eriksson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 6 Suppl},
  pages={1799S-1802S}
}
A slow rate of intrauterine growth is a major risk factor for several common noncommunicable diseases, which include the following: coronary heart disease (CHD), hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Likewise, growth patterns in infancy and childhood have been identified as important factors linked to the pathogenesis of these disorders. In this overview, patterns of growth associated with CHD, type 2 diabetes, and related metabolic traits in adult life are presented on the basis of findings from… CONTINUE READING

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