Nutrition and the microbiome in the first 1000 days and beyond

Editor(s): Liliana Ladino, Jose M. Saavedra, Rodrigo Vazquez Frias, Salvador Villalpando.

Nutrition is an important factor for early programming. The nutrient supplies to the fetus could initially be modulated by placental transfer with the mothers’ diet, being a “window of opportunity” to modulate the infant growth, the neurodevelopment, and the visual, cognitive and immune functions during the first 1500-2000 days of life to prevent chronic non-communicable diseases as well as food allergies and even mental illness in the offspring.

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