Fetal growth markers may show nutritionally mediated effect

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7303.52 (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:52
  1. Simon Langley-Evans (simon.langley-evans@northampton.ac.uk), senior lecturer in human nutrition
  1. Human Nutrition and Metabolism Group, Division of Health and Life Sciences, University College Northampton, Northampton NN2 7AL

    EDITOR—Robinson's editorial on the first world congress on the fetal origins of adult disease reflects just one element of the extensive programme of research investigating this hypothesis.1 The quantity and quality of epidemiological data suggest irrefutably that there is some association between prenatal factors and later cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. The assertion that less than optimal maternal nutrition underlies these …

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