Fatness at birth predicts adult susceptibility to ovarian suppression: an empirical test of the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis.

@article{Jasieska2006FatnessAB,
  title={Fatness at birth predicts adult susceptibility to ovarian suppression: an empirical test of the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis.},
  author={Grazyna Jasieńska and Inger Thune and Peter T. Ellison},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 34},
  pages={12759-62}
}
Poor fetal environments are thought to produce adaptive changes in human developmental trajectories according to the Predictive Adaptive Response hypothesis. Although many studies have demonstrated correlations between indicators of fetal environment and negative adult health outcomes, the adaptive significance of these outcomes is unclear. Our study explicitly tests the adaptive nature of fetal programming in humans. We show that differences in nutritional status at birth are associated with… CONTINUE READING
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