Fetal growth and adult diseases.

  title={Fetal growth and adult diseases.},
  author={Susan E Ozanne and Denise S Fernandez-Twinn and Charles Nicholas Hales},
  journal={Seminars in perinatology},
  volume={28 1},
Evidence that the quality of fetal growth and development has strong and, in widely varying populations, reproducible effects on susceptibility to many common adult human diseases has only been acquired relatively recently. The importance of this largely environmentally determined process in relation to genetic factors remains a topic of great debate. Diseases that have been implicated include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, depression, breast cancer, and the… CONTINUE READING


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