© 2005

Early Nutrition and its Later Consequences: New Opportunities

Perinatal Programming of Adult Health — EC Supported Research

  • Berthold Koletzko
  • Peter Dodds
  • Hans Akerblom
  • Margaret Ashwell
  • New exciting research area

  • Main investigators contributing

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 569)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lene Schack-Nielsen, Anni Larnkjær, Kim Fleischer Michaelsen
    Pages 16-23
  3. M.E. Symonds, H. Budge, T. Stephenson, D.S. Gardner
    Pages 24-32
  4. Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera
    Pages 35-39
  5. Stephan Arenz, Rüdiger von Kries
    Pages 40-48
  6. Hildegard Przyrembel, Jean Michel Antoine, O. Hernell, D. Turck, E. Underwood, M.C. Secretin
    Pages 49-53
  7. T. Decsi, N. Fidler Mis, S. Kolaček, I. Kon, J. Kopecky, I. Penas-Jimenez et al.
    Pages 54-59
  8. Berthold Koletzko, Ilse Broekaert, Hans Demmelmair, Jeanette Franke, Iris Hannibal, Doris Oberle et al.
    Pages 69-79
  9. E. Herrera, I. López-Soldado, M. Limones, E. Amusquivar, M.P. Ramos
    Pages 95-108
  10. Tamás Decsi, Cristina Campoy, Berthold Koletzko
    Pages 109-113
  11. I. Broekaert, E. Larque
    Pages 114-119
  12. Jean Michel Antoine, Mats Strömqvist
    Pages 127-131
  13. Irene Cetin, Robin Gill
    Pages 132-138

About these proceedings


Health problems such as hypertension, tendency to diabetes, obesity, blood lipids, vascular disease, bone health, behaviour and learning and longevity may be ‘imprinted’ during early life. This process is defined as ‘programming’ whereby a nutritional stimulus operating at a critical, sensitive period of pre and postnatal life imprints permanent effects on the structure, physiology and metabolism.

For this reason, academics and industry set-up the EC supported Scientific Workshop -Early Nutrition and its Later Consequences: New Opportunities. The prime objective of the Workshop was to generate a sound exchange of the latest scientific developments within the field of early nutrition to look for opportunities for new preventive health concepts. Further, a closer look was taken at the development of food applications which could provide (future) mothers and infants with improved nutrition that will ultimately lead to better future health. The Workshop was organised by the Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Munich, Germany in collaboration with the Danone Institutes and the Infant Nutrition Cluster, a collaboration of three large research projects funded by the EU.


Public Health behavior childhood development growth health nutrition obesity pediatrics physiology pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Berthold Koletzko
    • 1
  • Peter Dodds
    • 2
  • Hans Akerblom
    • 3
  • Margaret Ashwell
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Pediatrics, Dr. von Hauner Children’s HospitalUniv. of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Agricultural ScienceImperial College London, Wye CampusUK
  3. 3.Dept. of Pediatrics, Children’s HospitalUniv. of HelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Early Nutrition and its Later Consequences: New Opportunities
  • Book Subtitle Perinatal Programming of Adult Health — EC Supported Research
  • Editors Berthold Koletzko
    Peter Dodds
    Hans Akerblom
    Margaret Ashwell
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-3534-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6893-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-3535-7
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatrics
    Developmental Biology
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