P-1.Stages_of_Fetal_Growth_BB_.ppt

P-1.Stages_of_Fetal_Growth_BB_.ppt - Nutrition in Pregnancy...

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Unformatted text preview: Nutrition in Pregnancy Key Nutrition Concepts • Pregnancy is characterized by rapid growth – Periods of rapid growth and development of fetal organs and tissues occur during specific times during pregnancy. • Providing adequate nutrients for growth the primary nutritional goal • The course and outcome of pregnancy influenced by – dietary intake – Supplement use – weight gain • The fetus is not a perfect parasite; it competes with maternal tissues for nutrients to meet its requirements – Essential nutrients must be available in required amounts – At the right time The Fetal Origins Hypothesis • Maternal nutrition during pregnancy affects – Fetal health – Pregnancy outcome – The risk of chronic disease for the fetus later in life • heart disease • Diabetes • hypertension Fetal Origins Hypothesis • How is disease risk increased in utero? • The why and how of programming • Example of a potential mechanism – fetus exposed to a low supply of glucose early in pregnancy • Other in utero exposures • Limitations of the hypothesis Diet for Pregnancy...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course HUEC 3012 taught by Professor Chanmugam during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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P-1.Stages_of_Fetal_Growth_BB_.ppt - Nutrition in Pregnancy...

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