Maternal nutrition and offspring's adulthood NCD's: A review

Yael Pasternak, Amir Aviram, Irit Poraz, Moshe Hod

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Overnutrition and undernutrition during pregnancy are closely related to pregnancy outcome as well as neonatal and perinatal outcomes. This and more, from various published data it seems that the effect of maternal nutrition during fetal life stretches far beyond the neonatal period, and influences health issues in adulthood, from cardiovascular and metabolic disorders through mental illnesses. The purpose of this review is to update about overnutrition and undernutrition during pregnancy and their effect on noncommunicable adulthood diseases, and about leading theories on the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-444
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Fetal programming
  • Obesity
  • Overnutrition
  • Pregnancy
  • Undernutrition


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