Life before birth: Effects of cortisol on future cardiovascular and metabolic function

Peter W. Nathanielsz, K. A. Berghorn, J. B. Derks, D. A. Giussani, C. Docherty, N. Unno, A. Davenport, M. Kutzler, S. Koenen, G. H.A. Visser, M. J. Nijland

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Abstract

The concept of fetal programming is an area that is now under rigorous investigation in many laboratories throughout the world. We need to engender a fascination in all segments of society, not just pregnant women, about life in the womb. Conclusion: Everyone needs to understand that improving the condition of the fetus will have personal, social and economic benefits. The time has come to realize that, in a sense, it is not just women who are pregnant but it is the family and the whole of society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-772
Number of pages7
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Volume92
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Fetal life
  • Fetal programming
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Thyroxine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Nathanielsz, P. W., Berghorn, K. A., Derks, J. B., Giussani, D. A., Docherty, C., Unno, N., Davenport, A., Kutzler, M., Koenen, S., Visser, G. H. A., & Nijland, M. J. (2003). Life before birth: Effects of cortisol on future cardiovascular and metabolic function. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 92(7), 766-772. https://doi.org/10.1080/08035250310003668