Preface
The thrifty phenotype hypothesis
Type 2 diabetes, the thrifty phenotype – an overview
Non-industrialised countries and affluence
Obesity and its potential mechanistic basis
The malnourished baby and infant
The role of genetic susceptibility in the association of low birth weight with type 2 diabetes
Animal models and programming of the metabolic syndrome
Intra-uterine programming of the endocrine pancreas
Metabolic programming in animals
Programming other hormones that affect insulin
Long-term consequences for offspring of diabetes during pregnancy
Potential for the prevention of type 2 diabetes