Prenatal famine and adult health.

  title={Prenatal famine and adult health.},
  author={L. H. Lumey and Aryeh D Stein and Ezra Saul Susser},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
We review human studies on the relation between acute exposures to prenatal famine and adult physical and mental health. These studies are observational and include exposures to a famine environment by natural or man-made causes or, more commonly, from the interplay between natural and human factors. These natural experiments provide an opportunity to examine long-term outcomes after famine exposures by comparing exposed and nonexposed individuals. The studies show consistent associations… CONTINUE READING

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