, Volume 60, Issue 7, pp 1359–1360 | Cite as

Studies into severe famine in early life and diabetes in adulthood: the need to control for differences in participant age and location



Chinese famine Fetal origins Prenatal exposure long-term effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public HealthColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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