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There is compelling evidence that many of the risks leading to the most frequent chronic di-
 

Summary: There is compelling evidence that many of the
risks leading to the most frequent chronic di-
seases in adulthood originate in the earliest
stages of life. Adverse environmental conditions
in utero and during infancy can lead to negative
health effects during the subsequent lifetime of
the exposed individual.
This book offers precious insights into the latest
concepts and results from epidemiologic, clinical
and basic studies in this burgeoning area of
health care. The developmental origins of various
diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer
are examined, as well as the early programming
of reproductive health and different organs. At-
tention is given to the impact of environmental
factors such as nutrition and pollution, and the
mediating genetic and epigenetic path-
ways are reviewed. A crucial point under discus-
sion is the concept of environmental insults ad-
versely affecting not only the exposed persons,

  

Source: Anderson, Jim - School of Mathematics, University of Southampton

 

Collections: Mathematics