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The fetal matrix 2 editions

The fetal matrix
Peter D Gluckman
About the Book

New discoveries reveal how crucial interactions which determine our destiny occur before birth, when our genes interact with their environment as the embryo and fetus develop. These processes - in the matrix of the womb - are evolutionary echoes of mechanisms which allowed our hunter-gatherer ancestors to survive. These exciting insights into predictive adaptive responses suggest new ways of protecting the health of the fetus, infant and adult. If inappropriate they can trigger obesity, diabetes and heart disease, formerly thought to result solely from adult lifestyle. The new concepts in this book are crucial to understanding the daunting public health burden in societies undergoing rapid transition from poverty to affluence. They add an important new dimension to evolutionary theory. Synthesising developmental biology, evolutionary history, medical science, public health and social policy, this is a ground-breaking and fascinating account by two of the world's leading pioneers in this important emerging field.

Classifications

Library of Congress QH491 .G584 2005

2 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: The Fetal Matrix
2007, Cambridge University Press
The Fetal Matrix
E-book in English
Cover of: The fetal matrix
2005, Cambridge University Press
The fetal matrix
in English

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