Is natural experiment a cure? Re-examining the long-term health effects of China's 1959-1961 famine.

@article{Xu2016IsNE,
  title={Is natural experiment a cure? Re-examining the long-term health effects of China's 1959-1961 famine.},
  author={Hongwei Xu and Lydia W. Li and Zhenmei Zhang and Jinyu Liu},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={148},
  pages={
          110-22
        }
}
The fetal origins hypothesis posits that adverse prenatal exposures, particularly malnutrition, increase the risk of poor adult health. Studies using famine as a natural experiment to test the fetal origins hypothesis present conflicting findings, partly because of data limitations and modeling flaws. Capitalizing on the biomarker data and prefecture-level geographic information from the 2011 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, this study estimates the effects of prenatal exposure… CONTINUE READING
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