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Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1999 Feb 6;129(5):189-96.

The long-term outcome of retarded fetal growth.

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  • 1MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton.

Abstract

Recent findings suggest that many human fetuses have to adapt to a limited supply of nutrients and in doing so they permanently change their physiology and metabolism. These "programmed" changes may be the origins of a number of diseases in later life, including coronary heart disease and the related disorders stroke, diabetes and hypertension.

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