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Is lifespan determined in utero?

Sayer, A.A., Cooper, C. and Barker, D.J. (1997) Is lifespan determined in utero? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 77, (3), F162-F164. (doi:10.1136/fn.77.3.F162).

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Low rates of growth in early life are now known to be associated with an increase in age related disease in later life.1 This is thought to reflect programming, the process whereby a stimulus or insult acting at a critical period of development in early life, has lasting or lifelong importance.2 In animal experiments that have examined the mechanisms responsible for programming, attention has focused on prenatal undernutrition and its influence on gene expression, cell division and differentiation, and tissue structure.

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Published date: November 1997


Local EPrints ID: 159737
ISSN: 0003-9888
PURE UUID: 662931c2-928c-4e2d-8063-2876b34d63c4
ORCID for C. Cooper: ORCID iD

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:36

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Author: A.A. Sayer
Author: C. Cooper ORCID iD
Author: D.J. Barker

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