The Danish National Birth Cohort - its background, structure and aim

@article{Olsen2001TheDN,
  title={The Danish National Birth Cohort - its background, structure and aim},
  author={J. Olsen and M. Melbye and S. Olsen and T. S{\o}rensen and P. Aaby and A. Nybo Andersen and Dorthe Taxb{\o}l and Kit Dynnes Hansen and M. Juhl and Tina Broby Schow and H. S{\o}rensen and Jente Andresen and E. L. Mortensen and A. Wind Olesen and C. S{\o}ndergaard},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Public Health},
  year={2001},
  volume={29},
  pages={300 - 307}
}
Background: It is well known that the time from conception to early childhood has importance for health conditions that reach into later stages of life. Recent research supports this view, and diseases such as cardiovascular morbidity, cancer, mental illnesses, asthma, and allergy may all have component causes that act early in life. Exposures in this period, which infl uence fetal growth, cell divisions, and organ functioning, may have long-lasting impact on health and disease susceptibility… Expand
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