Nutrient Regulation during Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infant Growth

  • Lindsay Allen
  • Janet King
  • Bo Lönnerdal

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 352)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Andrew M. Prentice, Sally D. Poppitt, Gail R. Goldberg, Peter R. Murgatroyd, Alison E. Black, William A. Coward
    Pages 11-26
  3. Margaret C. Neville, Clare Casey, William W. Hay Jr.
    Pages 85-98
  4. Homero Martínez, Lindsay H. Allen, Mary Lung’aho, Adolfo Chávez, Gretel H. Pelto
    Pages 99-107
  5. Teresa González-Cossío, Jean-Pierre Habicht, Kathleen M. Rasmussen
    Pages 109-117
  6. James D. Cook, Roy D. Baynes, Barry S. Skikne
    Pages 119-126
  7. Jacob Selhub
    Pages 141-149
  8. O. Thanangkul, K. Amatayakul, P. Kulapongs, P. Winijakul, B. A. Underwood
    Pages 151-156
  9. Deborah L. O’Connor
    Pages 157-172
  10. G. E. Bunce, F. Lytton, B. Gunesekera, M. Vessal, C. Kim
    Pages 209-214
  11. Henri Dirren, Denis Barclay, Joaquina Gil Ramos, Rebeca Lozano, Maria Magdalena Montalvo, Nelson Dávila et al.
    Pages 215-222
  12. Nancy F. Krebs, Carol Reidinger, Jamie Westcott, Leland V. Miller, Paul V. Fennessey, K. Michael Hambidge
    Pages 223-226
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 291-294

About this book


Almost every aspect of energy and nutrient metabolism is altered by hormonal and other physiological changes during pregnancy and lactation. While it is evident that hormonal adjustments affect nutrient requirements, these are rarely considered when nutrient recommen­ dations are made for pregnant or lactating women, and often neglected during evaluation of nutritional status. In addition, changes in nutrient metabolism during the stages of pregnancy and oflactation are usually considered separately, while in reality events during pregnancy can have a major influence on nutritional status and nutrient requirements during lactation. The purpose of this volume is to describe changes in the metabolism of important nutrients during pregnancy and lactation, including the physiological basis for these changes and their implications for nutrient requirements and assessment. Authors have considered such issues as inter-relationships between endocrine changes and nutrient metabolism at the tissue, cellular and molecular level; alterations in nutrient binding proteins; the efficiency of nutrient absorp­ tion and retention; and the impact on maternal as well as fetal nutritional status. Another unique aspect of this book is the focus on pregnancy and lactation as a continuum.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lindsay Allen
    • 1
  • Janet King
    • 2
  • Bo Lönnerdal
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.University of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2577-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2575-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-8019
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