Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

 
9780511544699: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

This landmark publication provides the first definitive account of how and why subtle influences on the fetus and during early life can have such profound consequences for adult health and diseases. Although the epidemiological evidence for this link has long proved compelling, it is only much more recently that the scientific and physiological basis has begun to be studied in depth and fully understood. The compilation, written by many of the world's leading experts in this exciting field, summarizes these scientific and clinical advances.

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This landmark publication provides the first definitive account of how and why subtle influences on the fetus and during early life can have such profound consequences for adult health and disease. It is only quite recently that the scientific and physiological basis for this has begun to be understood. This compilation, written by many of the world's leading experts, summarizes these scientific and clinical advances. The link between early development and the onset of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis, also raises important public health issues.

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"They certainly provide us with food for thought....This text is intended for...one with interest and expertise in all of the various scientific fields that are involved in the examination of the variables that influence human development, especially as it pertains to the onset of chronic diseases. Students, clinicians, and researchers will benefit from this up-to-date accounting of the current knowledge in DOHaD...This book is, foremost, a textbook useful for upper level or graduate coursework and as a reference tool for practitioners."
John S. Wodarski, Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

"Researchers will find Developmental Origins of Health and Disease to be a well-referenced resource that documents the state of the art in the field and serves as a source of new ideas." Linda Adair, Science

Editors Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson have assembled many of the world's leading experts to write chapters for this volume, which is now a state-of-the-art book for this field."
Matthew W. Gilman, JAMA

"The volume' extensive list of contributors (seventy-four) not only represents the lion's share of DOHaD's current leading researchers, but some of the field's original founders, including one of its patriarchs, David J.P. Barker. As a result, the reader is exposed to the field's best and brightest, and overall, it shows in the content and writing."
Daniel C. Benyshek, American Journal of Human Biology

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