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Heart disease established from embryonic stage

Babies born with a low birth weight are at a higher risk of developing chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension and osteoporosis in later life. Research focusing on the impact of conditions exposed to the fetus in the womb, particularly in regard to nutrition, and the development of chronic disease was initiated after population studies on war-time survivors revealed a great risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Mothers can optimise their childís future health by adopting a well balanced diet while maintaining a normal weight range before and during pregnancy.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

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About: Heart disease established from embryonic stage

Date: 23 October 2005

Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada


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