Special Issue "Dietary Inflammatory Potential and Dietary Quality, Maternal Health and Offspring Outcomes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 July 2021).
Interests: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Diet; Lifestyle; Biomarkers; Inflammation; Obesity; Metabolic Health
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Nutrients: Metabolically Healthy Obesity
Special Issue in Nutrients: Maternal and Early Life Programming of Childhood Health: A Nutritional and Epigenetic Investigation
Special Issue in Nutrients: Dietary Inflammatory Indices in Human Health and Disease
Interests: Development Origins of Health and Disease; Preconception; Maternal Nutrition; Pregnancy Outcomes; Fetal Development; Obesity; Epigenetics
Early life exposure to a range of environmental factors, including nutrition, plays a key role in defining offspring health, both in childhood and throughout their lifespan. According to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis, transient environmental exposures during critical periods of growth and development (such as the periconceptional, fetal and early infant phases of life) can alter normal physiology and have a persistent impact on metabolism and gene expression thereby influencing disease risk in later life. Epigenetics has been proposed as a mediating mechanism underlying fetal programming.
Maternal diet is a modifiable behaviour which may influence pregnancy, perinatal and early life health outcomes. Thus optimising diet during such critical windows of development has the potential to positively impact on childhood health and future health trajectory. Diet is an important immunoregulator. A growing body of evidence has highlighted the role of dietary inflammation, mainly characterised by the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII), and dietary quality, charactersised by a range of dietary indices, in a range of health outcomes in adults. The purpose of this Special Issue, “Dietary Inflammatory Potential and Dietary Quality, Maternal Health and Offspring Outcomes,” is to focus on maternal dietary inflammation and dietary quality during pregnancy and its’ role in both maternal and offspring health; this may include high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy complications, determinants of maternal dietary inflammation, epigenetics, fetal and placental development, adverse birth outcomes, breastmilk composition, early life and childhood health including, but not limited to, growth and development. Submissions to this Special Issue may include original research including intervention studies, narrative or systematic reviews and meta-analyses.Dr. Catherine Phillips
Dr. Marion Lecorguillé
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- Maternal Nutrition
- Dietary Inflammation
- Dietary Quality
- Fetal development
- Fetal programming
- Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
- Pregnancy Complications
- Perinatal Health Outcomes
- Early life
- First 1000 days
- Childhood health
- Gut microbiota