perinatal programming

perinatal programming

The triggering of illnesses in adults by events that occurred during development within the womb.
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"It's called perinatal programming," Ferrari said, adding that a link between exercise during pregnancy and childhood health benefits has been established.
Abstract title: "Perinatal programming of stress-related behavior by glucocorticoids." Symposium: "Early life stress and its long-term effects -- experimental studies."
The results of the INFAT study challenge the validity of this "lean" perinatal programming theory.
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