Peter Nilsson, Lund University, Sweden
Posted on 20/06/2018
View the paper that Prof. Peter Nilsson, Chair - ISH Europe Regional Advisory Group, is reading right now on early life programming of cardiometabolic disease.
Peter D. Gluckman, M.D., D.Sc., Mark A. Hanson, D.Phil., Cyrus Cooper, M.D., and Kent L. Thornburg, Ph.D.
Why I selected this manuscript?
I have recently re-read this nice overview on the early life origins of adult health and cardiometabolic disease from N Engl J Med 2008 by Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson. It covers the so called mis-match hypothesis when children born small-for gestational age (SGA) grow too rapidly in early life, thereby triggering mechanisms that later in life could promote the development of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Maybe this interest is a reflection of my own new role as a grand-father when I can watch a new generation growing up, hopefully for a more healthy life that that of previous generations.
We live in a global context, when the developmental origins of adult health and disease (DOHaD) becomes increasingly important. Please check the DOHaD society, and realise that we all have been children once - a simple truism of life but with long-lasting implications for health it seems (https://dohadsoc.org/)
Peter Nilsson Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the Lund University, Sweden