A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology

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Recent epidemiological research has forced us to question our current beliefs that the causes of coronary heart disease and cancer arise in adulthood. A new school of thought has emerged which argues that the chronic diseases prevalent in adult life have their origins during gestation, infancy, and childhood. A large body of evidence for this hypothesis has built up from research findings scattered throughout the scientific journals. In A Life Course Approach to Adult Disease, researchers actively involved in this area ...

A Life Course Approach to Chronic Disease Epidemiology 1997, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192627827

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