The central commitment of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at OHSU is to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases across the lifespan in current and future generations by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets based on whole-foods in early life – before conception, during pregnancy and lactation, and in infancy and early childhood.
The scientific cornerstone of the Moore Institute is a discipline in which OHSU is already internationally recognized: the developmental origins of health and disease, which includes the vital relationships between maternal prenatal diet, fetal health and adult onset disease.
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The OHSU Effect
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Listen to Dr. Thornburg's radio interview on KXL 101.1 FM — part of a radio series called "The OHSU Effect: Inside Health & Science." Dr. Thornburg spoke about a major conference being held in Portland where researchers studying the fetal origins of disease gathered. From a 9/17/2011 interview.