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July 2011

Call for PapersNutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011;165(7):667. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.110

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine will devote our May 2012 issue to the topic of nutrition. We are interested in a variety of issues related to nutrition. Longitudinal studies have increasingly demonstrated the effect of variation in nutrition during the periconceptual, intrauterine, and early postnatal periods on health in later childhood as well as adulthood. What are the effects of micronutrient deficiencies on the developing brain and cognitive functioning? Are these effects reversible or permanent, and is there a critical window for both vulnerability and reversibility? Are there epigenetic effects of nutritional exposures early in life? What mechanisms of micronutrient delivery are effective in the developing world?

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