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), pp. 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.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1023/A:1009934412988
ISSNs: 1386-7423 (print)
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Keywords: chronic disease, disease concept, intra-uterine life, programming
ePrint ID: 25220
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:37
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/25220

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