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The Nutrition Transition and Its Implications for the Fetal Origins Hypothesis

Citation

Popkin, Barry M. (2001). The Nutrition Transition and Its Implications for the Fetal Origins Hypothesis. In Barker, David J. P. (Ed.), Fetal Origins of Cardiovascular and Lung Disease (pp. 323-38). New York: Marcel Dekker.

Abstract

This watershed reference presents epidemiological, clinical, and experimental evidence that cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and chronic lung disease originate through adaptations to the intrauterine environment. These new findings suggest that major chronic diseases in adult life may be prevented by improving the nutrition of girls and young women to promote healthy fetal development during pregnancy.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Fetal Origins of Cardiovascular and Lung Disease

Author(s)

Popkin, Barry M.

Editor(s)

Barker, David J. P.

Year Published

2001

Pages

323-38

Publisher

Marcel Dekker

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

1638