Special Issue "The Role of Pregnancy Nutrition in Maternal and Offspring Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
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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In pregnancy, maternal nutrition sustains and nourishes the developing fetus. Imbalances in either the direction of nutritional excess or deficiency can have detrimental consequences for offspring health. Furthermore, a cumulation of research now points to the importance of good pregnancy nutrition beyond immediate fetal outcomes. This includes modifying the risk of offspring outcomes as they enter childhood and adulthood through influences on placental development, hormonal pathways, and organ structure and function. Suboptimal nutrition during the gestational period may also compromise maternal outcomes during pregnancy, some of which have long-term consequences for women’s health. There is a clear need to understand the biological and social mechanisms that underpin the development of these outcomes to better target clinical and public health interventions. It is also important to gather insight into population sub-groups that may be especially vulnerable to nutritional insults during pregnancy to further personalize any future interventions.
This Special Issue on “The Role of Pregnancy Nutrition in Maternal and Offspring Health” welcomes submissions on etiological and mechanistic studies of pregnancy nutrition with short- and long-term maternal and offspring outcomes, including original research, narrative reviews, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Ekaterina Maslova
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- Pregnancy nutrition
- Dietary patterns
- Food groups
- Pregnancy complications
- Fetal growth
- Child growth
- Metabolic disease
- Neurocognitive development
- Respiratory health
- Cardiovascular health