Special Issue "Effect of Maternal Nutrition on Cognitive Function of Children"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2020.
Interests: child psychiatry; neurodevelopment; epidemiology
Interests: pregnancy; iron; nutrition; epidemiology
In this Special Issue of Nutrients, we would like to bring together papers dealing with the topic of the effect of maternal nutrition on the cognitive development of their children.
The intrauterine environment and, specifically, the nutritional status of the mother is a crucial factor which implies short- and long-term consequences on the health and disease risk in their offspring. The fetal brain is very vulnerable, whereby nutritional alterations in pregnancy play a role on fetal programming of the brain’s development and the consequent cognitive function.
Although the beneficial effects of an adequate nutritional status in pregnancy have been an object of study over the last decade, many questions such as the most vulnerable periods of pregnancy and the recommendations in the population that may improve the cognitive development remain open.
In broad terms, the study of maternal nutrition may include issues about nutrient (macronutrient and micronutrient) or food intake, dietary patterns, anthropometric measures, as well as nutritional biomarkers or nutritional interventions. These topics must be related with cognitive outcomes in the children, which may include the terms of cognitive function, mental development, executive functions, neurodevelopment, or attention, among others.
We welcome different types of manuscript submissions, including original research articles and up-to-date reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses).
Dr. Josefa Canals Sans
Dr. M. Victoria Arija Val
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Maternal nutrition
- Child cognitive function
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Michelle Murphy, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Unit, Universitat Rovira i Virgili , [email protected] , topics: homocysteine, pregnancy, folic acid.
- Cristina Campoy Folgoso, Pediatric Departament, Universidad de Granada, [email protected], topics: nutrition, children, neurodevelopment, pregnancy.
- Monica Guxens, Barcelona Institute for Global Health , Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, [email protected] , topics: toxics, nutrition, epidemiology, children
Title: homocysteine, pregnancy, folic acid.
Authors: Michelle Murphy
Affiliation: Preventive Medicine and Public Health Unit, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Abstract: homocysteine, pregnancy, folic acid.
Title: nutrition, children, neurodevelopment, pregnancy.
Authors: Cristina Campoy Folgoso
Affiliation: Pediatric Departament, Universidad de Granada
Title: toxics, nutrition, epidemiology, children
Authors: Monica Guxens
Affiliation: Barcelona Institute for Global Health , Barcelona Biomedical Research Park