The Nest 22: Growth / Nutrition / Pregnancy

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

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 This publication is not available online yet.


How to Screen for Developmental Problems at an Early Age?

Author(s): H. Lejarraga

Developmental problems (DP) include a variety of quite prevalent conditions, associatedwith 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 andeconomic costs as a result of their early onset and lifetime disability. Developing countriesare expected to have a higher prevalence of DP than developed countries.

Preventing adult diseases: Importance of Nutrition in the first year of life

Author(s): R.O. Saccardo Sarni

Non-communicable chronic diseases are today the main cause of morbidity andmortality in adults in several countries of the world. Cardiovascular diseases areresponsible for 40% of all deaths in the United States; every year, 725,000 Americansdie of cardiac diseases, which are the main cause of death in that country, with coronaryheart disease being the most frequent.

Nutrient Supplementation during Pregnancy and Outcome for the Offspring

Author(s): R. Bergmann

David Barker set off an avalanche in the 1980s with his observations that low birthweight is a risk factor for later cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.In developing countries, malnutrition of the mother is the predominant cause forlow birth weight or foetal growth restriction. In the industrialised countries, smokingis the highest attributable risk factor for intrauterine growth restriction.