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Developmental origins of health and adult disease: What should neonatologists/paediatricians be considering about the long-term health of their patients?

Kent, Alison


The developmental origins of health and disease hypothesis is now strongly supported by both animal and human evidence, and as a consequence, obstetricians, neonatologists and paediatricians need to consider the impact that the in utero and early post-natal environment can have on later renal, cardiovascular and metabolic health. Four common clinical scenarios were provided along with animal and human evidence identifying long-term health implications. Suggestions as to how we should translate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2012.02541.x


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