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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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Published date: 2001
Keywords: chronic disease, disease concept, intra-uterine life, programming


Local EPrints ID: 25220
ISSN: 1386-7423
PURE UUID: 58136131-9c9b-46e6-bf8e-ab22430f0f37

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Date deposited: 11 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:11

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