Pre-emptive Medicine: Public Health Aspects of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

  • Fumihiro Sata
  • Hideoki Fukuoka
  • Mark Hanson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Remarks

  3. Public Health Aspect in Each Cohort or Consortium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Erika Hagemann, Lyn Colvin, Lisa Y. Gibson, Sarah J. Miller, Debra J. Palmer, Ravisha Srinivas Jois et al.
      Pages 99-116
    3. Shu-E Soh, Fabian Yap, Kok Hian Tan, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Keith M. Godfrey, Michael J. Meaney et al.
      Pages 131-143
    4. Reiko Kishi, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Ryu Miura, Machiko Minatoya
      Pages 145-163
    5. Mei-Huei Chen, Sharon Ng, Meng-Shan Tsai, Ching-Chun Lin, Pau-Chung Chen
      Pages 189-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-217

About this book


This book reviews public health activities such as awareness campaigns, health education, and strategies for health policy based on recent epidemiological studies that provide insights into epigenetic processes caused by environmental factors and developmental plasticity. It provides the latest concepts and findings on the public health aspects of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) research regarding early prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Attention is especially paid to key issues, including strategies for the effective prevention of NCDs in developmental stages of life and younger generations rather than in adults and the elderly. 

Public Health Aspects in Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) is structured in two parts; the first focuses on general remarks reviewing specific recommendations, practical methods and protocols, and future goals regarding public health aspects, while the second presents brief profiles of individual cohorts and consortia studies. This collection will benefit both new and established researchers, as well as students in the fields of epidemiology, clinical medicine, nutrition, education, and public health who are seeking comprehensive information on DOHaD and preemptive medicine. 


Health Education Cohort Study Non-Communicable Diseases NCDs Preemptive Medicine Early Prevention Epigenome Nutrition Epidemiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Fumihiro Sata
    • 1
  • Hideoki Fukuoka
    • 2
  • Mark Hanson
    • 3
  1. 1.Chuo University Health CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.University of SouthamptonAcademic Unit of Human Development & HealthSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2193-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2194-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8341
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