Special Issue "Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions in Mothers and Children: Pre-pregnancy, Pregnancy, and Early Childhood"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
2. Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, Charing Cross Campus, The Reynolds Building, St Dunstan's Road, London W6 8RP, United Kingdom
Interests: pregnancy nutrition; lifecourse epidemiology; metabolic disease; gestational diabetes mellitus; child obesity; sex differences
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Interests: food and nourishment early in life; dietary interventions; lifecourse epidemiology; nutrition in pregnancy; nutrition during preconception age; child nutrition; breastfeeding; pregnancy outcomes; child obesity
The importance of pregnancy and early postnatal life for maternal and child health has been well-established over the past few decades. Despite a growing understanding of the influence of maternal behaviour, including dietary intake, on pregnancy and child health, there remains a lack of clarity of the nature, timing, and causal pathways of effective interventions. Furthermore, the role of preconception and prepregnancy interventions in improving health outcomes still needs to be thoroughly evaluated, and evidence for this time window is of particular interest to scientists working in this field. This Special Issue welcomes contributions in the form of primary and secondary analyses of interventions implemented prepregnancy, during pregnancy, or in early childhood as well as rigorous systematic reviews on the topic. Interventions can be dietary and supplementation programs evaluating the effect on maternal and/or child outcomes, or behavioural interventions aimed as changing maternal dietary behaviour.
Dr. Ekaterina Maslova
Prof. Dr. Nina Cecilie Overby
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dietary pattern
- Glycaemic index
- Cardiometabolic health
- Gestational weight gain
- Gestational diabetes
- Gestational hypertension
- Foetal growth
- Infant growth
- Foetal adiposity
- Child adiposity
- Feeding behaviour
- Neurocognitive outcomes
- Allergic disease
- Bone health