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Fetal origins of adult disease: Tracing and recruitment of offspring whose mothers participated in a trial of nutritional supplementation during pregnancy - The Sorrento experience

Abstract:

It has been proposed that fetal nutrition is an important determinant of adult health and of inequalities in health between different social groups. Evidence for the 'fetal origins' hypothesis, currently, comes almost exclusively from observational studies relating indices of birth size (which in part reflects fetal nutrition) to adult disease or disease risk markers. Observational associations may not be causal and may have arisen through confounding by factors associated with both smaller s...

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Macleod, JA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
Wharton, BA More by this author
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Journal:
Nutrition Bulletin
Volume:
29
Issue:
4
Pages:
310-316
Publication date:
2004-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-3010
ISSN:
1471-9827
URN:
uuid:78636f75-ccdf-46e4-b6ce-35cf3f21e9f2
Source identifiers:
122598
Local pid:
pubs:122598

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