Published in Law and Health Weekly, April 15th, 2006
"Hypertension (HTN) and chronic kidney disease are highly prevalent diseases that tend to occur more frequently among disadvantaged populations, in whom prenatal care also tends to be poor," according to a recent report in the journal, Hypertension. "More and more evidence is emerging highlighting the important role of fetal programming in the development of adult disease, suggesting a possible common pathophysiologic denominator in the development of these disorders."
K. Zandi-Nejad and colleagues of Harvard University wrote, "Epidemiologic evidence...
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