Nutrition in utero and/or during early childhood, critical periods of growth, has major influences on health in adulthood. This concept is termed as the developmental origins of adult health and disease, and is the focus of this webinar. Join Dr Hoffman as he discusses this hugely relevant topic, particularly given that growth restriction is a global public health problem with over 150 million children classified as “stunted”, a marker of poor growth due to inadequate nutrition, repeated infections, and poverty. This webinar presents a summary of how healthy growth is defined and the factors that influence growth. Analyse population studies reporting that poor growth may be a risk factor for chronic diseases. To explore that point further, studies on metabolic and body composition outcomes in cohorts of children or adults who experienced poor growth in utero or during childhood will be discussed. Looking to the future, look at the potential mechanisms and interactions that explain how nutrition in utero and during early childhood influences lifelong health.
What will I gain from this webinar?
- Learn about the developmental origins of adult health and disease.
- Gain insight on poor or optimal growth and the factors that influence growth.
- Understand the relationship between poor growth and metabolism and how it plays a part as a potential mediator of adult health or disease.
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 190
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes