Special Issue "Nutrition for Infant Feeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2021) | Viewed by 13695
Interests: nutrition; neonatal care; microbiota; probiotics; preterm infants; human milk
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The strict interrelationship between nutrition and health outcomes has been increasingly recognized for all ages. In particular, a huge amount of research indicates early postnatal life as an extremely sensitive period to the effect of specific nutrients on organ systems’ health, with profound consequences across one’s life span. Within this context, great effort has been put into the assessment of the direct effect mediated by the quality and quantity of nutrients on growth and development, including food behavior and sensory development. Moreover, along with the rapid advancement of new technologies, including the “omics” ones, research has focused on the epigenetic changes driven by early nutritional exposure, seeking to explain the mechanisms involved in nutritional programming. Although great advances have been made in the current understanding of these mechanisms, the underlying complex biological processes and their interaction with other environmental exposures need to be further elucidated. The resulting increased knowledge will allow the tracking of risk factors throughout life and the identification of effective feeding strategies aimed at contributing to the reduction of the burden of malnutrition, overweight, and obesity and the related mortality and morbidities.
The current Special Issue aims to welcome original works and literature reviews further exploring the effect of specific feeding strategies on individual anthropometric growth and neurofunctional development, from lactation to complementary feeding through the first years of life and the nutrition-related factors that drive programming mechanisms.
Prof. Dr. Maria Lorella Gianni
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- Infant nutrition
- Health outcomes