Special Issue "Dietary Intake in Pregnancy Complicated by Metabolic Diseases"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition in Women".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Annunziata Lapolla
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Guest Editor
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua, via Giustiniani 2, 35128 Padua, Italy
Interests: diabetes; obesity; gestational diabetes; diabetes in pregnancy; obesity in pregnancy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Proper nutrition is pivotal to ensure a successful outcome of pregnancy through an appropriate increase in body weight to meet maternal energy requirements and provide the fetus with the nutrients it needs to develop properly. In pregnancy complicated by diabetes and/or obesity, in addition to the general principles of a healthy diet, diets should aim to obtain an optimal weight increase and to limit blood glucose values so as to reduce maternal and fetal complication related to these diseases. The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Dietary Intake in Pregnancy Complicated by Metabolic Diseases” is to publish papers detailing specific aspects of nutrition that could help healthcare professionals in prescribing suitable eating patterns both in normal pregnancies and in pregnancies complicated by metabolic disease such as diabetes and obesity.

Prof. Dr. Annunziata Lapolla
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • pregnancy
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • weight gain
  • nutraceuticals

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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