TITLE

Fetal origin of vascular aging

AUTHOR(S)
Pitale, Shailesh; Sahasrabuddhe, Anagha
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism;Oct2011 Supplement, pS289
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aging is increasingly regarded as an independent risk factor for development of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension and their complications (e.g. MI and Stroke). It is well known that vascular disease evolve over decades with progressive accumulation of cellular and extracellular materials and many inflammatory processes. Metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes are conventionally recognized as risk factors for development of coronary vascular disease (CVD). These conditions are known to accelerate ageing process in general and vascular ageing in particular. Adverse events during intrauterine life may programme organ growth and favour disease later in life, popularly known as, 'Barker's Hypothesis'. The notion of fetal programming implies that during critical periods of prenatal growth, changes in the hormonal and nutritional milieu of the conceptus may alter the full expression of the fetal genome, leading to permanent effects on a range of physiological.
ACCESSION #
67415714

 

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