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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health$
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Diana Kuh and Rebecca Hardy

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.001.0001

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A life course approach to diabetes

A life course approach to diabetes

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(p.121) Chapter 6 A life course approach to diabetes
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A Life Course Approach to Women's Health
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Helen M. Colhoun

Nish Chaturvedi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0006

This chapter focuses on determinants of type 2 diabetes in women and girls from conception through the life course. Topics covered include genetic determinants of diabetes risk, parent of origin effects on diabetes risk, the effect of intrauterine environment on diabetes risk in women, the catch-up growth hypothesis, and effect of parity on subsequent risk of diabetes.

Keywords:   risk factors, women's health, type 2 diabetes, catch-up growth hypothesis

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