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Acta Paediatr Suppl. 1997 Nov;423:178-82; discussion 183.

Intrauterine programming of coronary heart disease and stroke.

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MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK.


We have become accustomed to the idea that the major disorders of adult life, including coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes, arise from an interaction between influences in our adult lifestyle and a genetically determined susceptibility. Recent research, however, suggests that growth in utero may also play an important role.

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