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Developmental origins of non-communicable disease: Implications for research and public health

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Health, June 2012
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Title
Developmental origins of non-communicable disease: Implications for research and public health
Published in
Environmental Health, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1476-069x-11-42
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Authors

Robert Barouki, Peter D Gluckman, Philippe Grandjean, Mark Hanson, Jerrold J Heindel

Abstract

This White Paper highlights the developmental period as a plastic phase, which allows the organism to adapt to changes in the environment to maintain or improve reproductive capability in part through sustained health. Plasticity is more prominent prenatally and during early postnatal life, i.e., during the time of cell differentiation and specific tissue formation. These developmental periods are highly sensitive to environmental factors, such as nutrients, environmental chemicals, drugs, infections and other stressors. Nutrient and toxicant effects share many of the same characteristics and reflect two sides of the same coin. In both cases, alterations in physiological functions can be induced and may lead to the development of non-communicable conditions. Many of the major diseases - and dysfunctions - that have increased substantially in prevalence over the last 40 years seem to be related in part to developmental factors associated with either nutritional imbalance or exposures to environmental chemicals. The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept provides significant insight into new strategies for research and disease prevention and is sufficiently robust and repeatable across species, including humans, to require a policy and public health response. This White Paper therefore concludes that, as early development (in utero and during the first years of postnatal life) is particularly sensitive to developmental disruption by nutritional factors or environmental chemical exposures, with potentially adverse consequences for health later in life, both research and disease prevention strategies should focus more on these vulnerable life stages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Cameroon 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 6 <1%
Unknown 583 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 99 16%
Researcher 83 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 13%
Student > Bachelor 48 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 33 5%
Other 118 20%
Unknown 140 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 130 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 70 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 38 6%
Social Sciences 35 6%
Other 113 19%
Unknown 177 29%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2023.
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#768,473
of 25,286,324 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Health
#194
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Outputs of similar age
#3,744
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Health
#1
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