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Nutritional status and birth weight

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Nutritional status and birth weight



English Professor David Barkers epidemological research studies show that the nutritional status of the mother, mainly as hemoglobin count has an effect on fetal development.

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Nutritional status and birth weight

  1. 1. Nutritional status and birth weight English Professor David Barkers epidemological research studies show that the nutritional status of the mother, mainly as hemoglobin count has an effect on fetal development.
  2. 2. Nutritional status and birth weight This has also been tied to the health of the infant throughout life.
  3. 3. Nutritional status and birth weight From the beginning of the century new-born babies weight as well as the placenta has been recorded. We know today that a low nutritional status, above all low hemoglobin values in the mother, is reflected in placental weight versus baby weight.
  4. 4. Nutritional status and birth weight By combining these data for more than 5 000 persons and comparing them with health development throughout life certain conclusions could be drawn.
  5. 5. Nutritional status and birth weight It turns out that those born by mothers with low nutritional status suffered from various internal diseases such as low blood pressure and diabetes to a higher degree, an increased risk of coronary heart disease and the disorders related to it: stroke, non-insulin dependent diabetes, raised blood pressure, and the metabolic syndrome
  6. 6. Nutritional status and birth weight A substantial number of studies show that mineral and vitamin supplements especially during the vital first trimester has a decisive influence on maternal nutritional status and birth weight of the baby.
  7. 7. Nutritional status and birth weight The "fetal origins hypothesis", states that cardiovascular disease and non-insulin dependent diabetes originate through adaptations that the fetus makes when it is undernourished.
  8. 8. Nutritional status and birth weight These adaptations may be cardiovascular, metabolic or endocrine and include slowing of growth, they permanently change the structure and function of the body.
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