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“The mothers have eaten unripe grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge”: the potential inter-generational effects of the Holocaust on chronic morbidity in Holocaust survivors’ offspring

Overview of attention for article published in Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, March 2014
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Title
“The mothers have eaten unripe grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge”: the potential inter-generational effects of the Holocaust on chronic morbidity in Holocaust survivors’ offspring
Published in
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/2045-4015-3-11
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Lital Keinan-Boker

Abstract

Modern epidemiology has evolved in the last decades from the simplified "cause-effect" paradigm to a multi-factorial framework of causality. The concept of "Fetal Origin of Adult Diseases" (FOAD) is a good example: it suggests that preconception circumstances and fetal exposures as well as infancy and early childhood experiences may eventually change an individual's susceptibility to adult morbidity through fetal programming and epigenetic changes. The FOAD concept was supported, between others, by well-designed cohort studies carried out on non-Jewish World War II (WWII) survivors, exposed to hunger during the War years. However, data on late physical morbidity of Jewish WWII survivors are still scarce.The current paper presents some cohorts addressing the FOAD hypothesis in relation to the long-term impact of early exposures to hunger and their main results. It stresses the need for the establishing of a similar cohort in Israel, in order to study the long-term effects of the Holocaust on the health of Holocaust child survivors and on that of the "second" and "third" generations. A framework for such a cohort in Israel is also proposed.Establishing a cohort of this character in Israel should be a national priority and policy. First, taking special care of Holocaust survivors is a somewhat neglected national obligation. Second, if the population of Holocaust survivors and their offspring is indeed a high risk group for late chronic morbidity, higher awareness may lead to better primary prevention and to tailored secondary prevention programs. Third, the population at stack is unique and its contribution to the consolidation of the FOAD theory and its translational applications may be of foremost importance, in the global and national sense.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 2%
Unknown 42 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Professor 2 5%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 23%
Psychology 6 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 7%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 9 21%
Unknown 10 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 April 2014.
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#14,367,639
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#286
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#120,218
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#1
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