Preface
Early life and adult disorder: research themes
Infections in childhood and pregnancy as a cause of adult disease - methods and examples
Infection in childhood and neurological diseases in adult life
Lung development and early origins of childhood respiratory illness
The beginnings of chronic airflow obstruction
Asthma: early predisposing factors
Effects of the intrauterine environment on childhood growth
Fetal nutrition and cardiovascular disease in later life
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Nutrition and cognitive development
The early origins of schizophrenia
Childhood adversities and psychosocial disorders
Early determinants of behaviour: evidence from primate studies
Critical periods in childhood learning
Changing social factors and their long-term implications for health
Social and biological pathways linking early life and adult disease