Programming effects of excess glucocorticoid exposure in late gestation

Timothy Moss, Deborah M Sloboda

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Early Life Origins of Health and Disease is a new book which presents and discusses the many factors that may have impact on normal development. In a concise and readable manner, the authors consider both the proven and suggestive evidence that the high prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, obesity and, in some populations, kidney disease, may not be all due to genetics or adult environment alone. There is good evidence that stress and more subtle dietary deficiencies, as well as placental malfunction, may increase the risk that the offspring will develop these problems in later life. Finally, new and emerging evidence for other areas of human health and disease such a motor control and mental health is critically reviewed for the first time. The book is a a must for all scientists interested in researching these areas, as there is a critical evaluation of the methodology used and suggestions for the optimal way in which to investigate these phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Life Origins of Health and Disease
EditorsE Marelyn Wintour, Julie A Owens
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherLandes Bioscience
Pages177 - 186
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-387-28715-9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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