A new model for the origins of chronic disease
Barker, D.J.P. (2001) A new model for the origins of chronic disease. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 4, (1), 31-35. (doi:10.1023/A:1009934412988).
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Living things are often plastic during their early development and are moulded by the environment. Many human fetuses have to adapt to a limited supply of nutrients, and in doing so they permanently change their physiology and metabolism. These programmed changes may be the origins of a number of diseases in later life, including coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension.
|Keywords:||chronic disease, disease concept, intra-uterine life, programming|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RB Pathology
Q Science > QP Physiology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
|Date Deposited:||11 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 02:25|
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