Metabolic programming in pregnancy: studies in animal models

Abstract

Epidemiological studies of many large populations indicate that non-communicable diseases in adulthood are related to factors in fetal life or during infancy [1]. Low birthweight or disproportion at birth are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type-II diabetes. These associations have been explained in terms of developmental… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12263-007-0005-x

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