Perinatal Programming

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Deborah Hodgson, Christopher Coe
CRC Press, Dec 20, 2005 - Medical - 352 pages
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Perinatal factors are critical in the 'programming' of behavioral, endocrine and immunologic outcomes of adult life. Exposure to many factors in utero can drive fetal development along specific trajectories. Perinatal factors can also affect many diverse systems that have significant implications for long-term health outcomes. The findings from basic research are so diverse and suggest implications in many different arenas. Bringing together these findings, this book explores the evidence linking the role of early life events to long-term physical and psychological health outcomes. It pulls the research together and communicates the findings to the wider scientific and clinical communities.
 

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Contents

Maternal nutrition and later disease risk
17
PRENATAL PROGRAMMING OF THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM LINKS
47
Prenatal programming of postnatal obesity
73
Johanna de Groot Wim JA Boersma Franz Josef van der Staay Theo Niewold Norbert Stockbofe
117
EARLY LIFE PROGRAMMING OF IMMUNITY LINKS TO INFECTIOUS
129
Role of prenatal events in the development of allergic disease
143
Perinatal characteristics and asthma and allergies in offspring
155
Maternal alcohol consumption and neuroendocrineimmune interactions in the offspring
169
Pain sensitivity during ontogeny and longterm effects of prenatal noxious events
211
PERINATAL FACTORS ALTERING BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES
223
The role of prenatal stress in the programming of behavior
241
links with maternal stress
253
an empirical and theoretical integration
267
PRE AND POSTNATAL MODULATION OF
287
Maternal programming of glucocorticoid receptor expression and HPA responses to stress
309
Index
325

how early contact with certain microorganisms may influence
183
EARLY LIFE PROGRAMMING OF PAIN RESPONSIVENESS
195

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