Nutrition in early life and the programming of adult disease: a review.

@article{LangleyEvans2015NutritionIE,
  title={Nutrition in early life and the programming of adult disease: a review.},
  author={S C Langley-Evans},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
Foetal development and infancy are life stages that are characterised by rapid growth, development and maturation of organs and systems. Variation in the quality or quantity of nutrients consumed by mothers during pregnancy, or infants during the first year of life, can exert permanent and powerful effects upon developing tissues. These effects are termed 'programming' and represent an important risk factor for noncommunicable diseases of adulthood, including the metabolic syndrome and coronary… CONTINUE READING
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