Effect of In Utero and Early-Life Conditions on Adult Health and Disease

  • Gluckman P
  • Hanson M
  • Cooper C
 et al. 
  • 831

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 9

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

A long latency period between an environmental trigger and the onset of subsequent disease is widely recognized in the etiology of certain cancers, yet this phenomenon is not generally considered in the etiology of other conditions such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, or osteoporosis. However, many lines of evidence, including epidemiologic data and data from extensive clinical and experimental studies, indicate that early life events play a powerful role in influencing later susceptibility to certain chronic diseases.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Peter D. Gluckman

  • Mark A. Hanson

  • Cyrus Cooper

  • Kent L. Thornburg

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free