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Mothers, Babies & Disease in Later Life David Barker

Mothers, Babies & Disease in Later Life

David Barker

Published January 31st 2002
ISBN : 9780727908353
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192 pages
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This text presents a full account of the studies by David Barker and his colleagues, which show that the nutrition of the foetus and newborn infant has significant effects on the health of the adult. The findings are made accessible to both medicalMoreThis text presents a full account of the studies by David Barker and his colleagues, which show that the nutrition of the foetus and newborn infant has significant effects on the health of the adult. The findings are made accessible to both medical practitioners and the general scientific reader. 1920s, which enabled the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton to trace and examine adults who were still alive and find out the cause of death of those who had died. The book discusses the scientific basis for the thesis, drawn from animal studies, and reinforces the now widely-accepted tenet that diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular, respiratory disease and diabetes are linked to poor health and nutrition of the mother and baby. including appendicitis and Pagets disease. Barker concludes with the argument that in order to prevent the chronic diseases so widespread throughout the Western world, we must look to the improvement in health and nutrition in expectant mothers.