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DOHaD at a glance

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The 100 year effect
First 1,000 days


Multimedia library

New! Professor Patti video explains how chronic disease risk can be programmed before birth.

Kent Thornburg on the TEDx stage speaking on the epidemic of chronic disease and understanding epigenetics:


The Power of Nutrition: Chronic Disease, COVID-19 and Your Health
The OHSU Foundation and Moore Institute Director Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., presented this webinar on the science of DOHaD. It describes how DOHaD research helps explain health disparities in groups more at risk for COVID-19 complications, and how nutrition can provide a path to healthier communities. Watch it here.



How a BMI fallacy convinced the world that diabetes is a disease of excess
One of the Moore Institute's colleagues and collaborators, Dr. Ranjan Yajnik, is interviewed in this short film about how BMI doesn't tell the whole story when trying to understand type 2 diabetes, especially as rates increase in developing nations.

Epigenetics and equity: the health and social impacts of racism and inequality
Watch Moore Institute fellow Larry Wallack, Dr.Ph. speak at the City Club of Portland.

Developmental origins research podcast Imprinted Legacy  interviews Moore Institute leaders about their specific research interests
Listen to Susan Bagby's interview about how development before birth predisposes disease risk and why healthy nutrition across the lifespan is critical. 
Listen to Kent Thornburg's interview about DOHaD and nutrition.

Creating a new nutrition culture for children
Watch this webinar featuring Connie Liakos, R.D. and the Moore Institute's Susan Bagby, M.D. discussing how to engage children in nutrition education. 

Beyond genetics: The role of nutrition in health and disease
What if we could prevent hypertension and other chronic diseases by changing how we eat? Watch this Marquam Hill Lecture by Susan Bagby, M.D., to learn more.

Maternal diet during pregnancy: lessons from the Dutch famine
Watch Tessa Roseboom, Ph.D., Moore Institute senior international fellow, speak on how early life experience affects not only an individuals lifelong health, but the health of their children and
grandchildren as well.

You are what your mother and grandmother ate: transgenerational influences
Learn how the health of your mother and grandmother affects your health in this slide show Susan Bagby, M.D. presented to the Oregon Life Course Network.

Food As Medicine
The documentary film "Food As Medicine" showcases the stories of several people experiencing chronic diseases and their journeys toward healing, using food as medicine. It also highlights some of the ways hospitals and other groups are incorporating whole foods in their approaches toward healing. The film features OHSU Moore Institute Director Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., who emphasizes that the way to end chronic disease is through a nutrient-rich, whole foods diet. "Chronic disease will disappear, if we have the will to do it."  Watch the trailer