thrifty phenotype

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thrifty phenotype

An “anaemic” body type that results from malnutrition during foetal and early postnatal life, leading to insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction as adults.
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Thus, it is another example of the fetal origins of adult disease syndrome.
The first world congress on the fetal origins of adult disease, sponsored by the British Medical Journal, is scheduled for Feb.
Second World Congress on Fetal Origins of Adult Disease. Brighton, United Kingdom.