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

@article{Yang2008ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of famine during pregnancy and infancy on health in adulthood.},
  author={Ziwen Yang and Wulue Zhao and Xin Zhang and Rigenjiya Mu and Yongjun Zhai and Lesley Kong and Chun-ming Chen},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          95-9
        }
}
The objectives of the present study are (i) To examine the association between fetal nutritional status and overweight and obesity in adulthood and (ii) to provide the evidence for formulating a strategy to prevent low birth weight. With data from the 2002 Nationwide Nutrition and Health Survey, the body mass indexes (BMIs) of rural residents born during the famine years of 1959, 1960, 1961 were compared with those born in 1964. The health consequence of famine on the adulthood BMI was evident… CONTINUE READING
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