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dc.contributor.authorWeisz, George Men
dc.contributor.authorAlbury, William Randallen
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-08T09:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Journal of Primary Health, 19(1), p. 3-6en
dc.identifier.issn1836-7399en
dc.identifier.issn1448-7527en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12243en
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to provide evidence for the association of early life nutritional deprivation and adult osteoporosis, in order to suggest that a history of such deprivation may be an indicator of increased risk of osteoporosis in later life. The 'fetal programming' of a range of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in adults was first proposed in the 1990s and more recently extended to disorders of bone metabolism. Localised famines during World War II left populations in whom the long-term effects of maternal, fetal and infantile nutritional deprivation were studied. These studies supported the original concept of 'fetal programming' but did not consider bone metabolism. The present paper offers clinical data from another cohort of World War II famine survivors - those from the Holocaust. The data presented here, specifically addressing the issue of osteoporosis, report on 11 Holocaust survivors in Australia (five females, six males) who were exposed to starvation in early life. The cases show, in addition to other metabolic disorders associated with early life starvation, various levels of osteoporosis, often with premature onset. The cohort studied is too small to support firm conclusions, but the evidence suggests that the risk of adult osteoporosis in both males and females is increased by severe starvation early in life - not just in the period from gestation to infancy but also in childhood and young adulthood. It is recommended that epidemiological research on this issue be undertaken, to assist planning for the future health needs of immigrants to Australia coming from famine affected backgrounds. Pending such research, it would be prudent for primary care health workers to be alert to the prima facie association between early life starvation and adult osteoporosis, and to take this factor into account along with other indicators when assessing a patient's risk of osteoporosis in later life.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Journal of Primary Healthen
dc.titleOsteoporosis in survivors of early life starvationen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/PY12004en
dc.subject.keywordsEuropean History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)en
local.contributor.firstnameGeorge Men
local.contributor.firstnameWilliam Randallen
local.subject.for2008210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman)en
local.subject.seo2008970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciencesen
local.subject.seo2008970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeologyen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailgweisz@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailwalbury2@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130307-164632en
local.publisher.placeCollingwood, Australiaen
local.format.startpage3en
local.format.endpage6en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume19en
local.identifier.issue1en
local.contributor.lastnameWeiszen
local.contributor.lastnameAlburyen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:gweiszen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:walbury2en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:12449en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleOsteoporosis in survivors of early life starvationen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorWeisz, George Men
local.search.authorAlbury, William Randallen
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