Special Issue "Perinatal Nutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: immune programming; allergy; nutrition; microbiome; gut; neurocognitive development; placenta
The effect of early-life nutrition on later health is the result of a complex interplay between multiple factors, including environmental triggers, genetics, and maternal–fetal interaction. Dietary exposures during (pre-)pregnancy and early postnatal life can affect the risk of infection and development non-communicable diseases such as allergies and neurocognitive disorders. In recent decades, our understanding of the effects of nutritional components on health trajectories throughout life has substantially increased, although many details relating to underlying mechanisms and efficacy still need to be clarified. This Special Issue on “Perinatal Nutrition” aims to: 1) increase current knowledge on the long-term impact of early-life nutrition; 2) gather new mechanistic insights on programming effects of dietary interventions; and 3) evaluate the effects of novel dietary intervention strategies on future health and disease, in particular non-communicable diseases. Submissions may include original research, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses regarding the impact of nutrition in (pre-)pregnancy and early childhood on the development of future health.
Dr. Astrid Hogenkamp
Manuscript Submission Information
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- preconception nutrition
- pregnancy nutrition
- postnatal nutrition
- maternal diet
- breast milk
- fetal growth
- child growth
- gut–brain–immune axis