The Dutch famine birth cohort study
In the Dutch famine birth cohort study, we investigate the mental and physical health of people who have been exposed to the Dutch famine during pregnancy. The Dutch famine, or Hongerwinter, was a five month period at the end of World War II during which the urban western part of the Netherlands experienced a severe famine. The effects of having been in utero during this period can still be seen. The later life health of people who were prenatally exposed to the famine, especially when this happened during early gestation, is adversely affected in several ways. For more information on this study, you can visit http://www.hongerwinter.nl.