For twenty years, Professor David Barker, has undertaken ground-breaking research into the relationships between diet and heart disease. His findings have shattered existing medical thinking with the discovery that, far from being caused by rich food and a sedentary lifestyle, heart disease actually begins in the womb. Professor Barker has revealed how the food mothers eat before and during pregnancy, and the food they feed their babies in the first three, crucial years of their lives after birth can determine the child's chances of having a heart attack as an adult. Every parent needs to know what they can do to reduce the risk of their children having a heart attack, a stroke, or diabetes. The Best Start in Life is a guide that will show the foods that should be eaten by women wishing to conceive, once they become pregnant, and what they should feed their children in the first three years of their lives. Written in a clear, easy-to-follow style, this pioneering book is a must-have for all parents and parents-to-be. It could, quite literally, save your child's life.