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A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology$
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Diana Kuh, Yoav Ben Shlomo, and Susser Ezra

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198578154

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198578154.001.0001

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Fetal growth and development: the role of nutrition and other factors

Fetal growth and development: the role of nutrition and other factors

(p.345) Chapter 15 Fetal growth and development: the role of nutrition and other factors
A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Diana Kuh

Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the sources of variation in fetal growth, in particular nutrition in the context of the fetal nutritional programming hypothesis. The influence of fetal and maternal genotype on fetal growth is considered and set in the context of non-genetic intergenerational influences on birthweight, such as the mother's height and her own birthweight. The concept of programming is considered both with reference to nutritional programming and the wider view of programming, with particular reference to the hormonal, metabolic, and circulatory milieu to which the fetus is exposed.

Keywords:   fetal development, fetal programming, maternal nutrition, fetal genotype, maternal genotype

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