Micronutrient programming of development throughout gestation.

  title={Micronutrient programming of development throughout gestation.},
  author={Cheryl J. Ashworth and Christos Antipatis},
  volume={122 4},
Vitamins and minerals serve essential roles in cellular metabolism, maintenance and growth throughout life. They are also central components of many enzymes and transcription factors. However, the need for optimum amounts of key micronutrients at critical stages during the periovulatory period and subsequent embryonic and fetal life has become the focus of sustained research activity only recently. In addition to folic acid, the minerals zinc, iron and copper and the antioxidant vitamins A and… CONTINUE READING
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