Journal article

The early life origin theory in the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

R Lindblom, K Ververis, S Tortorella, T Karagiannis

Molecular Biology Reports | Springer Netherlands | Published : 2015

Abstract

Life expectancy has been examined from a variety of perspectives in recent history. Epidemiology is one perspective which examines causes of morbidity and mortality at the population level. Over the past few 100 years there have been dramatic shifts in the major causes of death and expected life length. This change has suffered from inconsistency across time and space with vast inequalities observed between population groups. In current focus is the challenge of rising non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the search to discover methods to combat the rising incidence of these diseases, a number of new theories on the development of m..

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TCK is a Future Fellow and Epigenomic Medicine Laboratory is supported by the Australian Research Council. Supported by McCord Research and the authors would like to acknowledge the intellectual contribution of Dr. Darlene McCord. Supported in part by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.