Hormones in Infant Hair at Birth Provide a Window into the Fetal Environment

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Background:It is established that maternal parity can affect infant growth and risk for several disorders, but the prenatal endocrine milieu that contributes to these outcomes is still largely unknown. Recently, it has been shown that hormones deposited in hair can provide a retrospective reflection of hormone levels while the hair was growing. Taking… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/pr.2014.1

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