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A life course approach to diabetes

Helen M. Colhoun and Nish Chaturvedi

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780192632890
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0006

Series: Life Course Approach to Adult Health

A life course approach to diabetes

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This chapter focuses on determinants of type 2 diabetes in women and girls from conception through the life course. Topics covered include genetic determinants of diabetes risk, parent of origin effects on diabetes risk, the effect of intrauterine environment on diabetes risk in women, the catch-up growth hypothesis, and effect of parity on subsequent risk of diabetes.

Keywords: risk factors; women's health; type 2 diabetes; catch-up growth hypothesis

Chapter.  10854 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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