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Fetal origins of adult disease: introduction
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  1. M Hanson
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Mark Hanson
    Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, University of Southampton, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, UK; m.hansonsoton.ac.uk

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It is becoming clear that, while the number of people dying from heart disease continues to fall each year in countries such as the UK, the number of people suffering from this disease is rising.1 In part this is due to the age structure of developed societies, but it also emphasises that we are still far from understanding the causes of heart …

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