Perinatal environment and its influences on metabolic programming of offspring.

@article{Tamashiro2010PerinatalEA,
  title={Perinatal environment and its influences on metabolic programming of offspring.},
  author={Kellie L. K. Tamashiro and Timothy H. Moran},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={560-6}
}
The intrauterine environment supports the development and health of offspring. Perturbations to this environment can have detrimental effects on the fetus that have persistent pathological consequences through adolescence and adulthood. The developmental origins of the health and disease concept, also known as the "Barker Hypothesis", has been put forth to describe the increased incidence of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans and animals exposed to a less than… CONTINUE READING

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