Special Issue "From Mother to Child Health Flow: The Impact of Dietary Habits and Food Choices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2020).
Interests: food consumption; dietary pattern; Mediterranean diet; body composition; obesity; metabolic syndrome; eating behaviour; nutritional epidemiology; plant-based foods
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The incidence of obesity and chronic disease is constantly increasing. Among the involved factors, there is evidence that exposure to an unfavourable environment in utero is associated with a significant increase of birth negative outcomes and the risk of later disease. Factors that adversely affect the gestational environment such as maternal diseases, nutrition, and exposure to food contaminants can alter fetal development, with persistent effects on health. This Special Issue aims to collect new insights from animal models and human studies about the impact of dietary habits and food choices of mothers on maternal health, birth outcomes, and long-term child health status.
Dr. Alessandro Leone
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dietary pattern
- Food consumption
- Food contaminants
- Child health
- Birth outcomes
- Gestational diabetes
- Maternal health