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Special Issue "Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Health of Mother, Children through Lifespan"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics and Gynecology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2023 | Viewed by 9349
Special Issue Editors
Interests: pregnancy; breastfeeding; obesity; cardiovascular risk factors; vitamin D deficiency; public health nutrition
Interests: public health nutrition; sarcopenia; ageing
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Special Issue Information
Childhood obesity is a worldwide epidemic. The number of overweight children is expected to rise by 1.3 million per year, with more than 300,000 of these children becoming obese each year. During pregnancy risk factors such as physical activity, diet, socioeconomic factors, alcohol consumption and smoking may play an important role in the health, development, and BMI status of the offspring in the future. Maternal obesity, GWG, birth weight, pregnancy smoking status, alcohol consumption, gestational diabetes and breast feeding have been found to be connected pediatric obesity. Breastfeeding also has a positive background on the maternal health. The literature has suggested that long-term breastfeeding may reduce the risk of many health issues such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes, sarcopenia and healthy ageing.
In this Special Issue, we are aimed to receive high-quality papers that provide new evidence related to pregnancy and breastfeeding in relation to short- and long-term health consequences. Topics should include, but are not limited to:
- Pediatric obesity;
- Perinatal factors;
- Dietary intake;
- Cardiovascular risk factors;
- Maternal risk factors.
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Papandreou
Dr. Stefanos Tyrovolas
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Medicina is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- maternal risk factors