David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (1):31-35 (2001)
Living things are often plastic during their early development and are moulded by the environment. Many human fetuses have to adapt to a limited supply of nutrients, and in doing so they permanently change their physiology and metabolism. These programmed changes may be the origins of a number of diseases in later life, including coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension
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