Metabolic programming during pregnancy: epidemiological studies in humans

Abstract

Epidemiological evidence gathered over the past 15 years has shown that impaired fetal growth affects susceptibility to cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes in adult life. Across a wide variety of populations, lower birth weight, and thinness at birth, is associated with an increased risk of development of these conditions. These associations are… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12263-007-0004-y

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