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Special Issue "Early Life Nutrition and Future Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2019).
Inequity starts before birth and is programmed in large part by nutritional exposures. These exposures, when occurring during critical periods of offspring development, including preconception, prenatally, and in infancy, can alter a child’s health trajectory and impact the risk for impaired cognition and learning, cardiometabolic and neuropsychiatric illness, and diminished ability to contribute to society in later life. This Special Issue on “Early Life Nutrition and Future Health” aims to: (1) Understand the origins of offspring health inequities from an early nutritional perspective; (2) uncover new insights into the environmental, biological, and social mechanisms that underpin these health outcomes in offspring; and (3) present novel approaches to optimise health trajectories and prevent cardiometabolic and neuropsychiatric disorders in later life and across generations.
Submissions may include original research, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. We are interested in highlighting novel mechanistic, epidemiologic, and intervention studies that target key windows where nutrition has the greatest influence on future health (preconception, prenatal, and postnatal periods) and that explore vulnerable populations (or models of these).
Dr. Kristin Connor
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Preconception nutrition
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Postnatal nutrition
- Maternal diet
- Breast milk
- Fetal growth
- Child growth
- Neurocognitive development