Neurodevelopment: The Impact of Nutrition and Inflammation During Preconception and Pregnancy in Low-Resource Settings

@article{Vohr2017NeurodevelopmentTI,
  title={Neurodevelopment: The Impact of Nutrition and Inflammation During Preconception and Pregnancy in Low-Resource Settings},
  author={Betty R. Vohr and Elysia Poggi Davis and Christine A. Wanke and Nancy F Krebs},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={139},
  pages={S38 - S49}
}
The rapid pace of fetal development by far exceeds any other stage of the life span, and thus, environmental influences can profoundly alter the developmental course. Stress during the prenatal period, including malnutrition and inflammation, impact maternal and fetal neurodevelopment with long-term consequences for physical and mental health of both the mother and her child. One primary consequence of maternal malnutrition, inflammation, and other sources of prenatal stress is a poor birth… 

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