Nutrition in Pregnancy: Volume I by Janna L. MorrisonNutrition in Pregnancy: Volume I by Janna L. Morrison

Nutrition in Pregnancy: Volume I

Guest editorJanna L. Morrison, Timothy R.H. Regnault

Hardcover | April 21, 2017

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Maternal nutrition during pregnancy is of considerable interest to women, their partners and their health care professionals. In developing countries, maternal undernutrition is a major concern. However, with the increased prevalence of abundant high calorie diets, their impact upon pregnancy outcome is of concern. In addition to the amount of nutrition available and its macronutrient composition within a diet, there is emerging evidence highlighting important roles for the lesser studied micronutrients. Added to this complexity is the distinction between maternal and fetal nutrition and the impact the placenta plays in nutrient metabolism and overall nutrient supply to the fetus. Together, these many variables contribute to placental development and function, fetal growth, and, where placental/fetal nutrition and growth is compromised, through poor maternal diet, and/or diet induced alterations in placental metabolism, the impact is dramatic and can lead to lifelong implications for the offspring. This Special Issue book aims to highlight research in many of these areas.

Title:Nutrition in Pregnancy: Volume IFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:362 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.13 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.13 inPublished:April 21, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423661

ISBN - 13:9783038423669


Table of Contents

1) The Periconceptional Environment and Cardiovascular Disease: Does In Vitro Embryo Culture and Transfer Influence Cardiovascular Development and Health?
2) Impacts of Maternal Nutrition on Vascularity of Nutrient Transferring Tissues during Gestation and Lactation
3) Placental Adaptations in Growth Restriction
4) The Placental Microbiome Varies in Association with Low Birth Weight in Full-Term Neonates
5) Developmental Programming of Cardiovascular Disease Following Intrauterine Growth Restriction: Findings Utilising A Rat Model of Maternal Protein Restriction
6) Fetal Adrenal Demedullation Lowers Circulating Norepinephrine and Attenuates Growth Restriction but not Reduction of Endocrine Cell Mass in an Ovine Model of Intrauterine Growth Restriction
7) Understanding the Role of Maternal Diet on Kidney Development; an Opportunity to Improve Cardiovascular and Renal Health for Future Generations
8) Lower Protein-to-Carbohydrate Ratio in Maternal Diet is Associated with Higher Childhood Systolic Blood Pressure up to Age Four Years
9) Association between Dietary Patterns during Pregnancy and Birth Size Measures in a Diverse Population in Southern US
10) Dietary Patterns and Maternal Anthropometry in HIV-Infected, Pregnant Malawian Women
11) High Dietary Fat Intake during Lactation Promotes the Development of Social Stress-Induced Obesity in the Offspring of Mice
12) Altered Fetal Skeletal Muscle Nutrient Metabolism Following an Adverse In Utero Environment and the Modulation of Later Life Insulin Sensitivity
13) Reducing Postpartum Weight Retention and Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes in Overweight Women: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial
14) The Two-Component Model for Calculating Total Body Fat from Body Density: An Evaluation in Healthy Women before, during and after Pregnancy