Developmental origins of health and disease: reducing the burden of chronic disease in the next generation.

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 23/06/2010 09:40

Despite a wealth of underpinning experimental support, there has been considerable resistance to the concept that environmental factors acting early in life (usually in fetal life) have profound effects on vulnerability to disease later in life, often in adulthood.


Gluckman PD, Hanson MA, Mitchell MD. Developmental origins of health and disease: reducing the burden of chronic disease in the next generation. Genome Med. 2010; 2(2):14.


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19/05/2010

This has resulted in an unwillingness among public health decision makers to implement relatively simple approaches, based upon an understanding of developmental plasticity and intergenerational influences, to reducing the burden of disease particularly in low socioeconomic groups.


Gluckman PD, Hanson MA, Mitchell MD.

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