Although there is an increasing number of pregnant individuals taking nutraceuticals to maintain good health, many gaps exist in the knowledge base. These nutraceuticals might be involved in a wide variety of biological processes, and the biological and epidemiological findings of relevant studies should be examined and analyzed. Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health focuses on the role of nutraceuticals for prenatal, mothers, and offspring’s health.
In recent years, new trends have been established in this area of prenatal nutrition, that is, mother and offspring health based on appropriate nutrition during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and after pregnancy. Nutraceuticals and natural products have been used by many cultures and societies around the world. This book focuses on recent trends and potential clinical evaluations of such nutraceuticals and natural products.
- Examines the role of Nutraceuticals on the mothers and offspring’s disease and health
- Focuses on human population-based research
- Discuses role of nutraceuticals in placental development, nutraceuticals for gestational weight pain and post-partum obesity
- Covers nutraceuticals impacting uterine growth, gestational age, and mortality rate
- Explores the question whether Nutraceuticals intake in pregnant women is safe as they might be involved a wide variety of biological processes
With 19 chapters written by established lead authors in this field, Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health addresses important findings of the latest scientific research regarding the role of nutraceuticals intake before and during pregnancy.
Introduction. Part I. Nutraceuticals intake before pregnancy. Preconceptional nutraceutical during gestation and promotion of Women’s health. The effects of preconceptional nutraceuticals intake on fetus development and health. Part II. Nutraceuticals intake during the pregnancy. Role of nutraceuticals in placental development. Nutraceuticals for gestational weight gain and Postpartum obesity. Role of nutraceuticals in risk of miscarriage and related outcomes; stillbirth and maternal mortality. Nutraceuticals and anaemia in pregnancy. Nutraceuticals in maternal infections. Nutraceuticals and hormonal balance in pregnancy. Role of nutraceuticals in Preeclampsia and eclampsia. Role of nutraceuticals in gestational diabetes mellitus. Role of nutraceuticals during preterm birth, gestational length and cesarean section. Role of nutraceuticals in Depression during pregnancy, and for post-partum well-being. Prevalence of anemia in the postnatal women. Dietary Flavonoids as Therapeutics for Preterm Birth. Part III. Nutraceuticals and offspring’s health. Nutraceuticals impacting uterine growth, gestational age and mortality rate. Impact of Nutraceuticals on anthropometric indices. Nutraceuticals, congenital malformations and fetal anomalies. Neurobehavioral deficits and nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals for bone and dental health. Role of nutraceuticals in topic dermatitis, eczema, allergy and food hypersensitivity. Risk of infection and nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals and chronic disease (including blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and certain pediatric cancers). Respiratory tract function and nutraceuticals.