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About the Journal
Maternal nutrition plays a critical role in fetal growth and development. Maternal nutrition refers to the nutritional needs of women during the antenatal and postnatal period (i.e., when they are pregnant and breastfeeding) and also may refer to the pre-conceptual period (i.e., adolescence). A healthy diet helps children grow and learn. It also helps prevent obesity and weight-related diseases, such as diabetes. To give your child a nutritious diet-make half of what is on your child's plate fruits and vegetables, Choose healthy sources of protein, such as lean meat, nuts, and eggs, Serve whole-grain breads and cereals because they are high in fiber. Reduce refined grains, Broil, grill, or steam foods instead of frying them, Limit fast food and junk food, Offer water or milk instead of sugary fruit drinks and sodas.
Nutrition is the major intrauterine environmental factor that alters expression of the fetal genome and may have lifelong consequences. This phenomenon, termed "fetal programming," has led to the recent theory of "fetal origins of adult disease." Namely, alterations in fetal nutrition and endocrine status may result in developmental adaptations that permanently change the structure, physiology, and metabolism of the offspring, thereby predisposing individuals to metabolic, endocrine, and cardiovascular diseases in adult life.
Animal studies show that both maternal under nutrition and over nutrition reduce placental-fetal blood flows and stunt fetal growth. Impaired placental syntheses of nitric oxide (a major vasodilator and angiogenesis factor) and polyamines (key regulators of DNA and protein synthesis) may provide a unified explanation for intrauterine growth retardation in response to the 2 extremes of nutritional problems with the same pregnancy outcome. There is growing evidence that maternal nutritional status can alter the epigenetic state (stable alterations of gene expression through DNA methylation and histone modifications) of the fetal genome. This may provide a molecular mechanism for the impact of maternal nutrition on both fetal programming and genomic imprinting. Promoting optimal nutrition will not only ensure optimal fetal development, but will also reduce the risk of chronic diseases in adults.
Journal of Maternal and pediatric nutrition is a peer reviewed journal, serving the International Scientific Community. This Maternal and pediatric nutrition journal with highest impact factor offers an Open Access platform to the authors to publish their research outcome.
Journal of Maternal and pediatric nutrition (MPN) is a scholarly Open Access journal that aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on vast topics of nutrition that include various aspects of Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition, Maternal stress, Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance, Pediatric Health, Maternal Health, Maternal Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition in the mode of original research and review articles, as well as case reports, short communications, commentaries, mini reviews and making them freely available online without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.
This scientific journal includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of scholarly publishing.
The Journal is using Editorial Manager System to maintain quality in online manuscript submission, review and tracking. Editorial board members of the Journal of Maternal and pediatric nutrition or outside experts conduct the review; at least two independent reviewer’s approval followed by the editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.
Peer reviewed journals follow a rigorous review process by strictly adhering to the standard research format and style, enhances the quality of research work.