Nutrition Reviews

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Edited By: Naomi Fukagawa, MD, PhD

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 5/79 (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Online ISSN: 1753-4887

Virtual Issue - Maternal and early life nutrition: how critical is it?

Maternal and early life nutrition: how critical is it?

Published: July 29, 2014


The importance of balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle for ensuring optimal maternal and offspring health are well-accepted and presently form a cornerstone of obstetric and pediatric care. However, emerging science on the mechanisms and long-term effects of fetal programming, coupled with the global obesity epidemic and undernutrition, make the topic more urgent to address than ever. The articles in this special issue highlight just how broad the spectrum of effects can be for mothers and their children, marking this as one of the most urgent public health challenges of our time.

Early childhood growth failure and the developmental origins of adult disease: do enteric infections and malnutrition increase risk for the metabolic syndrome?
Mark D DeBoer, Aldo AM Lima, Reinaldo B Oría, et al.

Association between weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum weight retention and obesity: a bias-adjusted meta-analysis
Munim Mannan, Suhail AR Doi and Abdullah A Mamun.

Pregnancy and iron homeostasis: an update
Chang Cao and Kimberly O O'Brien.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of micronutrient intakes during pregnancy in developed countries
Michelle L Blumfield1, Alexis J Hure, Lesley Macdonald-Wicks, et al.

Physical activity and maternal obesity: cardiovascular adaptations, exercise recommendations, and pregnancy outcomes
Michelle F Mottola

Nutrition and brain development in early life
Elizabeth L Prado, and Kathryn G Dewey

Maternal folate exposure in pregnancy and childhood asthma and allergy: a systematic review
Susan B Brown, Katherine W Reeves and Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson