Is epigenetics an important link between early life events and adult disease?

@article{Waterland2009IsEA,
  title={Is epigenetics an important link between early life events and adult disease?},
  author={Robert A. Waterland},
  journal={Hormone research},
  year={2009},
  volume={71 Suppl 1},
  pages={13-6}
}
BACKGROUND Epigenetic mechanisms provide one potential explanation for how environmental influences in early life cause long-term changes in chronic disease susceptibility. Whereas epigenetic dysregulation is increasingly implicated in various rare developmental syndromes and cancer, the role of epigenetics in complex chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, remains largely uncharacterized. Extensive work in animal models is required to develop specific… CONTINUE READING

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