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  • Early-Life Influences on Obesity: From Pre-Conception to Adolescence

    Friday, September 26, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

    The double-burden of under- and overnutrition has grave effects on human health globally. According to the World Health Organization (2013), obesity and diabetes rates have almost doubled since 1980 worldwide and more than 40 million children under 5 were overweight in 2011. Factors such as maternal nutrition, paternal genetic contributions, and the intrauterine environment play a role in diabesity. This conference will examine the roles of pre-conception and generational effects of nutrition; intrauterine environment and 'programming'; and re-setting the program after birth in development of chronic disease later in life. Global experts from the fields of maternal nutrition, obesity, the microbiome, metabolic disorders, and fetal development will discuss factors affecting obesity rates.

    *A reception will follow the conference.

    Registration Pricing

      By 09/16/2014 After 09/16/2014 Onsite
    Member $25 $45 $85
    Student/Postdoc Member $15 $30 $55
    Nonmember (Academia) $40 $70 $100
    Nonmember (Corporate) $75 $100 $125
    Nonmember (Non-profit) $40 $70 $100
    Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Fellow) $20 $40 $70


    Presented by

    • NYAS
    • Sackler