Prevention of Diabetes and other NCDs in a life-course perspective.
Recent research has shown how risk for NCDs is gradually cumulated during the life-course. Especially the fetal period and early infancy (‘the first 1000 days’) and even the mother’s health status prior to pregnancy (‘the preconception period’) are of vital importance. This broader perspective is essential for health promotion as a guide for where to intervene and as a reminder of the very long chains of causality.
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