Continuing EducationEarly Nutrition and the Development of Cardiovascular Disease RiskAdair, Linda S. PhD; Daniels, Melissa PhDAuthor Information Linda S. Adair, PhD, is professor and associate chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Melissa Daniels, PhD, recently completed her PhD in nutrition epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Corresponding author: Linda S. Adair, PhD, Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (e-mail: [email protected]). Nutrition Today: January 2007 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 6-13 Buy AbstractIn Brief This paper highlights evidence that the development of cardiovascular disease risk is affected by prenatal nutrition as well as feeding mode and diet during infancy. Although the strong evidence for long-term effects of prenatal nutrition comes from experimental animal studies, there is a growing body of epidermiologic studies that relate size at birth to adult blood pressure, insulin resistance, and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. Studies of the long-term effects of breast-feeding and specific components of the infant diet are inconclusive, largely because of methodological limitations A masterful summary of the critical effects of early nutrition © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.