Journal of Diabetes Research

Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes on Long-Term Health of the Offspring


Publishing date
01 Nov 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2011

1Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

2Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

3Division of Child Health, School of Clinical Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre University Hospital, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK


Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes on Long-Term Health of the Offspring

Description

The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes amongst all age groups has reached alarming levels. As a result, more and more women of child bearing age are either obese and/or diabetic during pregnancy. There is increasing evidence that exposure to an adverse fetal and/or early postnatal environment may increase susceptibility to a number of chronic diseases later in the life of the offspring. However, the mechanisms by which excess maternal weight and diabetes may lead to disease in the offspring in adulthood are not fully understood.

We invite investigators to contribute original clinical and basic research articles as well as review articles that would address the broad topic of Impact of maternal obesity and diabetes on long-term health of the offspring. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of maternal obesity or diabetes on the development of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes in the offspring
  • Impact of maternal obesity or diabetes on cardiovascular and renal disease in the offspring
  • Interventional studies to reduce the impact of the intergenerational cycle of obesity and diabetes
  • Impact of the immediate postnatal environment on the development of diabetes and obesity in the offspring
  • Mechanisms leading to fetal programming of adult disease, specifically related to obesity and diabetes
  • Impact of maternal obesity and diabetes on epigenetic modifications leading to disease in the offspring

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 163438
  • - Editorial

Impact of Maternal Obesity and Diabetes on Long-Term Health of the Offspring

Christine Maric-Bilkan | Michael Symonds | ... | Barbara T. Alexander
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 585749
  • - Review Article

Maternal Obesity and the Early Origins of Childhood Obesity: Weighing Up the Benefits and Costs of Maternal Weight Loss in the Periconceptional Period for the Offspring

Song Zhang | Leewen Rattanatray | ... | I. Caroline McMillen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 349286
  • - Review Article

Fetoplacental Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction as an Early Phenomenon in the Programming of Human Adult Diseases in Subjects Born from Gestational Diabetes Mellitus or Obesity in Pregnancy

Andrea Leiva | Fabián Pardo | ... | Luis Sobrevia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 218598
  • - Review Article

Maternal Diabetes in Pregnancy: Early and Long-Term Outcomes on the Offspring and the Concept of “Metabolic Memory”

Akadiri Yessoufou | Kabirou Moutairou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 564316
  • - Clinical Study

Cardiac Function in 7-8-Year-Old Offspring of Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Maarten Rijpert | Johannes M. P. J. Breur | ... | Gerard H. A. Visser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 596060
  • - Review Article

Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity and Diabetes: How Can We Reduce the Burdens of These Conditions on the Health of Future Generations?

Marie-Claude Battista | Marie-France Hivert | ... | Jean-Patrice Baillargeon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 951203
  • - Research Article

Influence of Maternal Glycemia on Intrauterine Fetal Adiposity Distribution after a Normal Oral Glucose Tolerance Test at 28 Weeks Gestation

Nadine Farah | Jennifer Hogan | ... | Michael J. Turner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 985139
  • - Research Article

Maternal Behaviors during Pregnancy Impact Offspring Obesity Risk

Suzanne Phelan | Chantelle Hart | ... | Rena Wing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 105076
  • - Review Article

Early-Life Origins of Type 2 Diabetes: Fetal Programming of the Beta-Cell Mass

Bernard Portha | Audrey Chavey | Jamileh Movassat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 640535
  • - Research Article

Cortical Evoked Potentials in Children of Diabetic Mothers

Mario Brinciotti | Angela Napoli | ... | Maria Matricardi
Journal of Diabetes Research
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Acceptance rate34%
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Acceptance to publication27 days
CiteScore3.020
Impact Factor3.040
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