3424.0 March of Dimes Agnes Higgins Awards Lecture/Reception: The Fetal Origins of Chronic Disease featuring David Barker, MD, PhD, FRS

Monday, November 8, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Twenty years ago, Dr. David Barker showed for the first time that people who had low birth weight are at greater risk of developing coronary heart disease. In 1995, the British Medical Journal named this the “Barker Hypothesis.” It is now widely accepted and has led to a new understanding that chronic adult diseases are “programmed” by malnutrition in the womb. You are invited to attend this exciting session, co-sponsored by the Food and Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health sections, to hear Dr. Barker himself share new insights into ending chronic disease. Dr. Barker’s lecture will be followed by a reception in his honor.
Session Objectives: Define how chronic disease is programmed by malnutrition in the womb. Define how the human fetus is nourished. Define how chronic disease can be prevented.
Sibylle Kranz, PhD, RD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

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