Early life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine has long-term health consequences.

  title={Early life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine has long-term health consequences.},
  author={Cheng Yu Huang and Zhu Li and Meng Wang and Reynaldo Martorell},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={140 10},
The Chinese famine of 1959-1961 was the largest in human history. We used data on 35,025 women born in 1957-1963 to assess the impact of famine exposure on height, BMI, and hypertension at ~32 y of age. The data were from the China-U.S. Collaborative Project for Neural Tube Defect Prevention. The famine varied in intensity across provinces and counties and affected rural areas disproportionately. We used a measure of famine intensity at the county level based on the size of birth year cohorts… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 extracted citations

Prenatal famine and adult health.

Annual review of public health • 2011
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 references

The long-term health and economic consequences of the 1959–1961 famine in China

Y Chen, Zhou L-A
J Health Econ • 2007
View 12 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The impact of improving nutrition during early childhood on education among Guatemalan adults

JA Maluccio, J Hoddinott, +3 authors AD. Stein
Econ J. 2009;119:734–63 • 2009
View 1 Excerpt

Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults

J Hoddinott, JA Maluccio, R Flores, R. Martorell
Lancet • 2008
View 1 Excerpt

Impact of famine during pregnancy and infancy on health in adulthood.

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity • 2008
View 1 Excerpt

Cohort profile: the Dutch Hunger Winter families study.

International journal of epidemiology • 2007
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…