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Maternal and Child Health & Nutrition

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In many parts of the world maternal and child health outcomes are increasingly impacted by indirect causes, many of which are related to nutrition. Women with diabetes, anemia or who are overweight are at a higher risk of childbirth-related complications. Their newborns, in turn, are also at a higher risk of experiencing adverse health outcomes later in life. With nearly one in three persons suffering from at least one form of malnutrition in the world – from undernutrition to obesity via diet-related non-communicable diseases – and infant nutrition being crucial particularly in the first 1,000 days of life, this Special Issue highlights the importance of nutrition for maternal and child health.

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    Lars Ake Persson
    Dr. Lars Åke Persson
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    Kathleen M. Rasmussen
    Dr. Kathleen M. Rasmussen
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    Huixia Yang
    Dr. Huixia Yang
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    Barbara Abrams
    Dr. Barbara Abrams
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    Camilla Corvalán
    Dr. Camila Corvalán Aguilar
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    Jyu-Lin Chen
    Dr. Jyu-Lin Chen
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    Shane Norris
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    Spencer Proctor
    Dr. Spencer Proctor
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