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Heart disease may begin in the womb, research suggests.
A study by Cambridge University found that adults who suffered chronic hypoxia - low oxygen - in the womb are more likely to show red flags for the condition, like high blood pressure or stiff arteries.
Chronic - Hypoxia - Side - Effect - Pregnancy
Chronic hypoxia is the most common side effect of pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes or just the expectant mother smoking.
The study was led by Professor Dino Giussani, from the department of physiology, development and neuroscience.
Heart - Disease - People - Scientists - Journal
Heart disease kills one in three people, the scientists wrote in the journal PLOS Biology.
It is widely accepted that our genes interact with our lifestyle habits - such as obesity and smoking - to determine our heart disease risk.
Study - Heart - Foundation - Risk
But the new study - partly funded by The British Heart Foundation - shows this risk may be set out before we are even born.
To determine if this risk can be offset, the researchers gave pregnant sheep vitamin C while placing them in reduced-oxygen chambers for their last trimesters.
Vitamin - C
Vitamin C helps to thin the...
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