Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and health of the offspring.

  title={Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and health of the offspring.},
  author={Malgorzata S. Martin-Gronert and Susan E Ozanne},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={34 Pt 5},
The ability of mother to provide nutrients and oxygen for her baby is a critical factor for fetal health and its survival. Failure in supplying the adequate amount of nutrients to meet fetal demand can lead to fetal malnutrition. The fetus responds and adapts to undernutrition but by doing so it permanently alters the structure and function of the body. Maternal overnutrition also has long-lasting and detrimental effects on the health of the offspring. There is growing evidence that maternal… CONTINUE READING