Chronic Diseases Possibly Linked to Fetal Development, New Theory Reveals

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Certain chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even osteoporosis may be linked to the fetal stage of development, a new theory states.
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Chronic Diseases Possibly Linked to Fetal Development, New Theory Reveals

  1. 1. Chronic Diseases Possibly Linked to Fetal Development, New Theory Reveals Certain chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even osteoporosis may be linked to the fetal stage of development, a new theory states. According to David Barker, a British physician and epidemiologist, aside from genetic and lifestyle factors, developing conditions for the fetus in the womb and placenta also influence the development and risk of chronic diseasesfor infants.Barker believes that during the crucial time of development — from theday of conception to the age of two years old — the body’s organ’s andsystems are extremely sensitive to conditions in their environment.When a fetus is faced with poor food supply, nutrients are focused to thebrain instead of other organs which are deprived of nutrients fordevelopment and could possibly lead to problems and diseases later inlife.As a theory, Barker’s hypothesis is considered unproven but it doesreinforce basic principles of following a healthy lifestyle throughoutsomeone’s life in order to promote a healthy pregnancy. It might alsolead to the prevention of future chronic diseases such as osteoporosisand complications from disease treatments like Fosamax-relatedosteonecrosis of the jaw that has triggered legal controversy.Read more here: Merck Settles with Fosamax Osteonecrosis of theJaw Plaintiff

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