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Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

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Our research characterises how the environment during human development contributes to risk of chronic disease, underpinning resilience to challenges in later life.

Part of Medicine

Applying these insights through our teaching and knowledge exchange, we contribute to reducing disparities in health and life chances across generations.

Preventing the transmission of non-communicable disease risk between generations

Research from the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Centre demonstrates how the diet and lifestyle choices of prospective parents and pregnant mothers can affect the long-term health of their children.

Inspiring young people to make positive lifestyle choices

An education and medicine collaboration helps youngsters make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing in the face of the pandemic.

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