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Fetal fortune-telling

David A Ellwood
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (11): .
Published online: 29 November 2005

In a sense, the intrauterine environment is taken to be a predictor of life outside the womb, which may well be very different from the fetal prediction. It is put forward that these interactions of gene and environment are ultimately responsible for many of the health problems of adulthood including obesity, hypertension, diabetes and the vascular consequences of atherosclerosis, stroke and myocardial infarction.

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