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Adolescence and the next generation

Patton GC, Olsson CA, Skirbekk V, Saffery R, Wlodek ME, Azzopardi PS, Stonawski M, Rasmussen B, Spry E, Francis K, Bhutta ZA, Kassebaum NJ, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL, Prentice AM, Reavley N, Sheehan P, Sweeny K, Viner RM, Sawyer SM (2018) Nature.  2018 Feb 21;554(7693): 458-466. doi: 10.1038/nature25759. 

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Abstract:

Adolescent growth and social development shape the early development of offspring from preconception through to the post-partum period through distinct processes in males and females.

At a time of great change in the forces shaping adolescence, including the timing of parenthood, investments in today's adolescents, the largest cohort in human history, will yield great dividends for future generations.

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