Effect of in utero and early-life conditions on adult health and disease.

  title={Effect of in utero and early-life conditions on adult health and disease.},
  author={Peter D. Gluckman and Mark A. Hanson and Cyrus Cooper and Kent L. Thornburg},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 1},
Many lines of evidence, including epidemiologic data and extensive clinical and experimental studies, indicate that early life events play a powerful role in influencing later susceptibility to certain chronic diseases. This review synthesizes evidence from several disciplines to support the contention that environmental factors acting during development should be accorded greater weight in models of disease causation. 

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