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Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health

Mechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Book2017

Edited by:

Jose M. Saavedra and Anne M. Dattilo

Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health

Mechanisms, Consequences, and Opportunities

A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition

Book2017

 

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Edited by:

Jose M. Saavedra and Anne M. Dattilo

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The nutrition of an individual during gestation and the first two years of life—the first 1,000 days—sets the stage for lifelong health. Nutrition quality and quantity in this peri ... read full description

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The nutrition of an individual during gestation and the first two years of life—the first 1,000 days—sets the stage for lifelong health. Nutrition quality and quantity in this period can influence the risk of developing diseases that constitute today’s epidemics. Early-life nutrition can program the body’s tissues, organ structure and function, and metabolic and immunologic responses. These factors impact growth, development and cognition, and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, allergies and obesity. The first part of Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health examines the mechanisms by which early nutrition affects the risk of developing these conditions. The second part of this book reviews specific non-communicable diseases (NCDs) associated with early nutrition. The third part discusses the effects of nutritional programming from fetal life to toddlerhood. Prevention of over- or undernutrition in early life, rather than dietary, behavioral or therapeutic interventions in later life, is likely to have a greater return on society’s investment in coping with the modern epidemic of NCDs.

The nutrition of an individual during gestation and the first two years of life—the first 1,000 days—sets the stage for lifelong health. Nutrition quality and quantity in this period can influence the risk of developing diseases that constitute today’s epidemics. Early-life nutrition can program the body’s tissues, organ structure and function, and metabolic and immunologic responses. These factors impact growth, development and cognition, and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, allergies and obesity. The first part of Early Nutrition and Long-Term Health examines the mechanisms by which early nutrition affects the risk of developing these conditions. The second part of this book reviews specific non-communicable diseases (NCDs) associated with early nutrition. The third part discusses the effects of nutritional programming from fetal life to toddlerhood. Prevention of over- or undernutrition in early life, rather than dietary, behavioral or therapeutic interventions in later life, is likely to have a greater return on society’s investment in coping with the modern epidemic of NCDs.

Key Features

  • Examines the relation between early life nutrition and long-term health
  • Covers the mechanistic aspects of nutritional programming and its impact on risk of chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Reviews associations between infant and child diet and its effect on growth, development, cognition and later occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, allergies, metabolic conditions and obesity
  • Examines the relation between early life nutrition and long-term health
  • Covers the mechanistic aspects of nutritional programming and its impact on risk of chronic non-communicable diseases
  • Reviews associations between infant and child diet and its effect on growth, development, cognition and later occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, allergies, metabolic conditions and obesity

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ISBN

978-0-08-100168-4

Language

English

Published

2017

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Woodhead Publishing

Editors

Jose M. Saavedra

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD, United States

Nestlé Nutrition
Vevey, Switzerland

Anne M. Dattilo

Nestlé Nutrition
Vevey, Switzerland