Special Issue "Nutrition and Supplements during Pregnancy (2nd Edition)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 1848
Interests: obesity; early-life nutrition; offspring obesity; maternal diet intervention; pregnancy
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During pregnancy, expectant mothers put more focus on their diet, aiming to improve their own health and promote fetus growth. However, the roles of critical nutrients in pregnancy and the available evidence on the use of supplements to reduce risks and improve maternal and fetal outcomes remain unclear. In addition, it is now well established that in utero and early life, exposure to under- or over-nutrition can disrupt normal growth and development and thus change the offspring phenotype to one that is prone to future diseases. There is an emerging need to understand how nutrition during the sensitive time periods of early developmental plasticity can impact offspring health.
Considering the success of the previous Special Issue entitled “Nutrition and Supplements during Pregnancy”, we are pleased to announce that we are launching a second Special Issue on this topic. The objective of this Special Issue titled “Nutrition and Supplements during Pregnancy (2nd Edition)” is to showcase the latest research focusing on topics among this non-comprehensive list:
- Nutritional management in pregnancy including in a high-risk pregnancy;
- Maternal food safety and offspring outcomes;
- Safety and efficacy of supplements in pregnancy;
- Maternal macro- and micronutrient intake and offspring obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, etc.;
- Early-life nutritioninterventions and long-term cardiometabolic outcomes;
- Maternal nutrition intake, gut microflora changes, and consequences on health;
Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms underlying how maternal nutrition reprograms offspring health.
Dr. Linglin Xie
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- developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD)
- perinatal metabolism and metabolomics
- gut microbiota
- epigenetic regulation
- childhood obesity
- metabolic syndromes
- food safety