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Prenatal famine exposure and cognition at age 59 years

By Renate HM de Groot, Aryeh D Stein, Jelle Jolles, Martin PJ van Boxtel, Gerard-Jan Blauw, Margot van de Bor and LH Lumey


Background Despite the perceived importance of early life nutrition for mental development, few studies have related gestational undernutrition to later-life cognitive functioning. We investigated the consequences of gestational exposure to the Dutch famine of 1944–45 for cognitive functioning at the age of 59 years

Topics: Life Course Epidemiology
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