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Lecture 4

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Health Studies
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Tutorial: Lecture 4: Life Course 3 articles Dont worry too much about Elder articles Definition of life course approach to chronic disease: o Study of long term effects in chronic disease risk of physical and social exposures during gestation, childhood, adolescent, adulthood and later adult life o Includes biological, behavioural, and psychosocial pathways throughout in individuals life course to influence the development of chronic disease Critical period of model or biological programming or latency model or fetal origins of adult disease o What is critical period? Specific period during which exposure will have lasting or lifelong effects on the structure or function of organs, tissues and body organs..... o What is sensitive period? Usually more sensitive during certain times, certain environmental exposures, usually takes longer to catch up. Similar to critical period More common i
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