Fetal Origins of Adult Diseases

In this video I describe the concept of DoHad or Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, which states that some of the illnesses we associate with aging, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease, and kidney disease, in some cases, have their origins in intra uterine environment we were exposed to in the womb. Studies have shown that babies born with low birth weight or whose mother's suffered from poor nutrition, have a higher risk of such diseases later in life.

1. Hassib Chehade, et. al, Preterm Birth: Long Term Cardiovascular and Renal Consequences. Current Pediatric Reviews, 2018, 14, 219-226.

2. Daniel J. Hoffman, et al. Developmental Origins of health and disease: current knowledge and potential mechanisms. Nutrition Reviews, 2017, Vol. 75(12):951-970.

DISCLAIMER: This video is purely educational and does not constitute medical advice. The content of this video is my personal opinion and not that of my employer. Use of this information is at your own risk. Rich Feldenberg, M.D. will not assume any liability for any direct or indirect losses or damages that may result from the use of the information contained in this video including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.
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