Chapter 5

Early Nutrition: Effects of Specific Nutrient Intake on Growth, Development, and Long-Term Health

R. Closa-Monasterolo*,**
J. Escribano Subias*,
V. Luque Moreno*,**
N. Ferré Pallas**    Pediatrics, Nutrition and Development Research Unit, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, IISPV, Spain**    Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII, Institut Català de la Salut, Tarragona, Spain    Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Reus, Tarragona, Spain

Abstract

Metabolic programming by early nutrition is sufficiently supported by animal and human scientific evidences. Metabolic programming by early nutrition occurs when a nutritional stimulus (by excess or defect) is produced during a critical period (when organs and tissues are growing and developing), ...

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