Early life experience and adult cardiovascular disease: longitudinal and case-control studies.

@article{Elford1991EarlyLE,
  title={Early life experience and adult cardiovascular disease: longitudinal and case-control studies.},
  author={Jonathan Elford and Peter Whincup and A. Gerald Shaper},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={833-44}
}
It has been postulated that experiences early in life influence cardiovascular risk in later adult life. This article considers 15 longitudinal and four case-control studies which, directly or indirectly, have examined the hypothesis concerning the prenatal and childhood origins of adult cardiovascular disease. Criteria laid down by Bradford Hill were used to assess whether these epidemiological studies provided sufficient evidence for a causal relation between experiences early in life and… CONTINUE READING

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