Growth / Nutrition / Pregnancy

Editor(s): H. Lejarraga, R.O. Saccardo Sarni, R. Bergmann The Nest vol. 22 , 2007


  • Growth - How to screen for developmental problems at an early age?
  • Nutrition - Preventing adult diseases: importance of nutrition in the first year of life
  • Pregnancy - Nutrient supplementation during pregnancy and outcome for the offspring

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  • How to Screen for Developmental Problems at an Early Age?

    Author(s): H. Lejarraga

    Developmental problems (DP) include a variety of quite prevalent conditions, associated with psychomotor functions, and affect young children: vision and hearing disorders, communication problems (language and learning disorders, autism), cerebral palsy, mental retardation and behavioural disorders. They impose enormous personal, social and economic costs as a result of their early onset and lifetime disability. Developing countries are expected to have a higher prevalence of DP than developed countries.

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