Effect of in utero and early-life conditions on adult health and disease

Peter D. Gluckman, Mark A. Hanson, Cyrus Cooper, Kent L. Thornburg

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    Many lines of evidence, including epidemiologic data and extensive clinical and experimental studies, indicate that early life events play a powerful role in influencing later susceptibility to certain chronic diseases. This review synthesizes evidence from several disciplines to support the contention that environmental factors acting during development should be accorded greater weight in models of disease causation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Number of pages1
    JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jul 3 2008


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    • Medicine(all)

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