Yes, obesity can be prevented and managed. However, obesity claims at least 2.8 million lives every year. Find tips & recommendations for every age, in the prevention and management of obesity.
In the womb, babies get all they need from their mother’s body. What happens when there’s a problem with the mother’s diet?
The brain is the organ with the longest development and maturation time - it starts in the third week of pregnancy and continues throughout adulthood.
Iron is hard to metabolize due to its poor solubility. It can have adverse health effects unless its levels in the body are maintained between adequate thresholds. Insufficient iron leads to anemia, while excessive iron causes oxidative damage in the body.
Patterns formed in the earliest months of existence can shape the taste preferences of a lifetime. Early sensory experiences influence these patterns. Consumption of a healthy diet by a mother increases the likelihood that her child will prefer the same healthy foods.