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Early Hum Dev. 2013 Sep;89(9):773-6. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.06.006. Epub 2013 Jul 5.

Prenatal stress due to a natural disaster predicts insulin secretion in adolescence.

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McGill University, Department of Psychiatry, Canada.

Abstract

Prenatal stress might increase cardiometabolic disease risk. We measured prenatal stress due to an ice storm in 1998, and measured glucose tolerance among a subsample of 32 exposed adolescents in 2011. Severity of stress was positively associated with insulin secretion, suggesting that prenatal stress independently predicts metabolic outcomes in adolescence.

KEYWORDS:

Developmental origins of health and disease; Metabolism; Pregnancy

PMID:
23830724
PMCID:
PMC3855052
DOI:
10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2013.06.006
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