Metabolomics in the developmental origins of obesity and its cardiometabolic consequences.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In this review, we discuss the potential role of metabolomics to enhance understanding of obesity-related developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD). We first provide an overview of common techniques and analytical approaches to help interested investigators dive into this relatively novel field. Next, we describe how metabolomics may capture exposures that are notoriously difficult to quantify, and help to further refine phenotypes associated with excess adiposity and related metabolic sequelae over the life course. Together, these data can ultimately help to elucidate mechanisms that underlie fetal metabolic programming. Finally, we review current gaps in knowledge and identify areas where the field of metabolomics is likely to provide insights into mechanisms linked to DOHaD in human populations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hivert, MF; Perng, W; Watkins, SM; Newgard, CS; Kenny, LC; Kristal, BS; Patti, ME; Isganaitis, E; DeMeo, DL; Oken, E; Gillman, MW

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 65 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 25631626

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4406410

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2040-1752

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/S204017441500001X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England