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Developmental origins of health and disease: moving from biological concepts to interventions and policy

Hanson, Mark A. and Gluckman, Peter D. (2011) Developmental origins of health and disease: moving from biological concepts to interventions and policy International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 115, supplement 1, s3-s5. (doi:10.1016/S0020-7292(11)60003-9). (PMID:22099437).

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The rising incidence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), especially in young adults, presents great humanitarian and economic challenges to high-resource and, increasingly, to low-resource countries. No longer considered to be diseases of affluence, NCDs are exacerbated by urbanization and changes in social and lifestyle factors such as diet and family size. New research emphasizes the importance of early life factors in establishing the risk of NCDs through inadequate responses to later challenges, such as an obesogenic environment. A new focus on interventions to promote a good start to life in at-risk populations necessitates revision of public healthpolicy, with implications for the health, education, and empowerment of women and children in particular

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e-pub ahead of print date: 16 November 2011
Published date: November 2011
Organisations: Human Development & Health


Local EPrints ID: 337155
ISSN: 0020-7292
PURE UUID: 393e5739-217b-4f4f-9de9-403b86816348

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Date deposited: 20 Apr 2012 07:39
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:04

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Author: Mark A. Hanson
Author: Peter D. Gluckman

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