A study of women who were children, teenagers or young adults during the Dutch famine in 1944-45 has shown that undernutrition, particularly in the adolescent years, is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in later life.



The research, published online in the European Heart Journal, provides the first direct evidence that acute undernutrition during the time that children are growing up can have an important impact on their future health.

 


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