Nutrition before birth, programming and the perpetuation of social inequalities in health.

@article{Moore2002NutritionBB,
  title={Nutrition before birth, programming and the perpetuation of social inequalities in health.},
  author={Vivienne M. Moore and Michael John Davies},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 Suppl 3},
  pages={S529-36}
}
The need to explain social inequalities in health has led to the theory that chronic disease is due, in part, to a legacy of adverse experiences in early life. Epidemiological studies show consistently that individuals who are small at birth have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. There is growing consensus that this association reflects a causal relationship and is not simply the product of bias or confounding. The concept of programming is invoked as the biological… CONTINUE READING

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