The developmental origins of well-being.

  title={The developmental origins of well-being.},
  author={David J. P. Barker},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={359 1449},
Low birthweight is now known to be associated with increased rates of coronary heart disease and the related disorders, stroke, hypertension and adult-onset diabetes. These associations have been extensively replicated in studies in different countries and are not the result of confounding variables. They extend across the normal range of birthweight and depend on lower birthweights in relation to the duration of gestation rather than the effects of premature birth. The associations are thought… CONTINUE READING
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