© 2017

Diet, Nutrition, and Fetal Programming

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Maternal Diet, Health and the Fetus: General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rachael M. Taylor, Roger Smith, Clare E. Collins, Alexis J. Hure
      Pages 29-42
    3. Michèle Bisson, Isabelle Marc
      Pages 43-53
    4. Irene Cetin, Chiara Mandò, Francesca Parisi
      Pages 55-66
    5. Franziska Schleger, Katarzyna Linder, Andreas Fritsche, Hubert Preissl
      Pages 67-78
  3. Maternal Undernutrition and Protein Restriction: Effects on Fetus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Prabhat Khanal, Mette Olaf Nielsen
      Pages 91-105
    3. Heloisa Balan Assalin, José Antonio Rocha Gontijo, Patrícia Aline Boer
      Pages 121-129
    4. Patrícia Aline Boer, Ana Tereza Barufi Franco, José Antonio Rocha Gontijo
      Pages 131-144
    5. Agnes da Silva Lopes Oliveira, José Antonio Rocha Gontijo, Patrícia Aline Boer
      Pages 145-155
  4. Effects of Obesity, High Fat Diet and Junk Food on Fetal Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Jamie O. Lo, Antonio E. Frias
      Pages 159-170
    3. Stephen P. Ford, John F. Odhiambo
      Pages 171-184
    4. Miranda Davies-Tuck, Mary-Ann Davey, Joel A. Fernandez, Maya Reddy, Marina G. Caulfield, Euan Wallace
      Pages 185-198
    5. Laís Angélica de Paula Simino, Marcio Alberto Torsoni, Adriana Souza Torsoni
      Pages 199-211

About this book


This volume offers the most comprehensive coverage on fetal programming. Chapters are written by authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters. The clinical relevance of the current research is emphasized in each chapter, which also contains key points, key words, and concise summaries for ease of learning. Fetal programming affects conditions in the immediate postnatal period, as well as in later life and adulthood. These conditions include cardiovascular disease, frank hypertension, stroke, dyslipidemia, coagulopathy, increased insulin resistance-metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, leukemia, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, polycystic ovary syndrome, precocious puberty, impaired immune function, renal disease, lung disease, and osteoporosis. Neuropathologies, behavioral and mental deficiencies, schizophrenia, and depression have also been reported in adults who were exposed to nutritional inadequacies in utero. 

Diet, Nutrition and Fetal Programming provides an overview on the effects of fetal programming on disease, and comprehensive looks at maternal nutrition factors and fetal programming effects on brain and behavior, and physiology and disease. It also provides an in depth look at specific nutrient restrictions and supplements on physiology and disease, the effects of maternal disease on fetal programming, mechanisms of programming, and a special section on the international aspects and policies on fetal programming.


Fetal Development Fetal Programming Maternal Disease Maternal Malnutrition Prenatal Development Prenatal Nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NutritionKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of NutritionKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Dr Rajkumar 'Siraj' Rajendram
King's College London
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional Sciences Division
School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
London, UK

Victor R. Preedy, BSc, PhD, DSc
King's College London
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutritional Sciences Division
School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
London, UK

Vinood B. Patel, BSc, PhD
University of Westminster
Faculty of Science & Technology
Department of Biomedical Sciences
London, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diet, Nutrition, and Fetal Programming
  • Editors Rajkumar Rajendram
    Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60287-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86826-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60289-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIX, 621
  • Number of Illustrations 43 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Medical Biochemistry
    Maternal and Child Health
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“Nutritionists, dietitians, public health scientists, medical physicians including obstetricians and pediatricians, epidemiologists, and policy makers will benefit from this book. Developmental origins researchers, both in the areas of basic and clinical sciences, also will find it useful. It serves as both an introductory review and a comprehensive book on the topic of fetal programming. …This book will provide developmental origins researchers with up-to-date information.” (Jami L. Josefson, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)