Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health

Mulchand S. Patel, Jens H. Nielsen

June 16, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 407 Pages - 13 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498770644 - CAT# K29378
Series: Oxidative Stress and Disease

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Features

  • Reviews the conceptual foundation of early theories of the impact prenatal and early postnatal nutrition on adult health
  • Explores the ways maternal health impacts fetal development
  • Examines the consequences of poor fetal nutrition on postnatal health and development
  • Reviews the adult health consequences of fetal and postnatal challenges
  • Outlines possible therapies for improving maternal health and thus improving fetal and postnatal outcomes

Summary

There is a documented link between fetal nutrition and the development of disease risk in adult life. Including the early postnatal period, during which a newborn continues to grow rapidly influenced by environmental factors, suggests that individuals are subject to risks for more than just the fetal period. Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health focuses on interrelated aspects of cellular programming related to early nutrition and this potential global health problem.