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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 April 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 17, p. nf44
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.17.nf44]

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From Womb the Bell Tolls

Stressing a fetus creates health problems that persist into old age

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/17/nf44

Abstract: Years of lethargy and too many cheeseburgers can give a retiree diabetes, but adversity in the womb might also cultivate the condition. According to new work, aged rats display some signs of diabetes if their mothers were stressed during pregnancy. The research adds to evidence that fetal experiences can influence adult health, although scientists don't know how much the prenatal environment contributes to disease.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, From Womb the Bell Tolls. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (17), nf44 (2004).

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