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.