For example, the WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation) program works to reduce heart disease and stroke risk factors for low-income women aged 40 to 64 who have little or no health insurance. Participants receive preventive health services such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes screenings. Apr 01, · Moreover, these early effects may persist into adult life magnifying the potential public health impact. Aberrant or excessive pro-inflammatory immune responses, occurring both locally and systemically, that result in inflammatory damage to the airway are a central determinant of lung structure–function changes throughout life.
Sep 15, · A number of studies focusing on the developmental origin of health and disease and metabolic programming have identified links between early nutrition, epigenetic processes and long-term illness. Sep 15, · In a manuscript entitled “Is perinatal neuroendocrine programming involved in the development of chronic metabolic adult disease”, David Phillips reviews how alterations of neuroendocrine stress systems during the course of development may modify the structure and physiology of the adults towards a phenotype adapted for adversity, which is advantageous if Cited by:
On October 1 and 2, , the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a group of extramural investigators to develop recommendations for the direction(s) of future research in prenatal and perinatal determinants of lung health and disease in early life and to identify opportunities for scientific advancement. Feb 24, · Early life programming The fetal origins of adult disease model was originally proposed by Barker to explain the observed associations between undernutrition of the fetus, low birth weight (defined as birth weight less than 2, grams) and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome in later life [ 10 ].