Nutrition in Child HealthBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.130 (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:130
- Ann Ashworth
Ed D P Davies Royal College of Physicians, pounds sterling19.50, pp 240 ISBN 1 86016 018 2
I cannot recall a more exciting time in the study of paediatric nutrition. This excitement, excellently conveyed in Nutrition in Child Health, has several components, but perhaps foremost is the element of surprise.
Consider for example, the sense of astonishment that engulfed the nutrition and medical fraternity at David Barker's theory that our destiny—in terms of hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and noninsulin dependent diabetes—results not primarily from external factors such as lifestyle but from the body's self …