Meaning : Fetal origins of adult disease
Category : Medical
Sub Category : Prenatal
What does FOAD mean or stand for ?
FOAD is still not considered a very reliable study by most medical fraternity,though many have started taking cognizance of it.It is a theory that states – conditions and gestational period of the fetus can have a profound and significant impact on the child’s health later on in life.
For example if the mother abused substances,or smoke cigarettes it could affect the child growing up.