Factors shaping early development

Monday, Jan 07, 2019

This review article summarized current findings on the influences of various factors on early development, for example, how maternal diet and weight affect fetal development. The potential impact of nutrient imbalance on brain structure and cognitive development was also discussed.

Reference:

Shankar K, et al. Environmental forces that shape early development: What we know and still need to know. Curr Dev Nutr. 2017 Nov 22;2(8):nzx002.
 

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WNSC Bulletin 2018 issue 2 - The critical window of intervening neurodevelopment

Link to Publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111237/


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