Prenatal undernutrition and postnatal growth are associated with adolescent thymic function.

@article{Mcdade2001PrenatalUA,
  title={Prenatal undernutrition and postnatal growth are associated with adolescent thymic function.},
  author={Thomas W. Mcdade and Melinda A. Beck and Christopher W Kuzawa and Linda S. Adair},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={1225-31}
}
The fetal and early infant origins of a number of adult cardiovascular and metabolic diseases have received considerable attention, but the long-term consequences of early environments for human immune function have not been reported. We investigated the effects of pre- and postnatal environments on thymic hormone production in adolescents participating in an ongoing longitudinal study in the Philippines. Prospective data collected at birth, during y 1 of life, in childhood and in adolescence… CONTINUE READING

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