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The Role of Avocados in Maternal Diets during the Periconceptional Period, Pregnancy, and Lactation

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrients, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
The Role of Avocados in Maternal Diets during the Periconceptional Period, Pregnancy, and Lactation
Published in
Nutrients, May 2016
DOI 10.3390/nu8050313
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Authors

Kevin Comerford, Comerford, Kevin B, Ayoob, Keith T, Murray, Robert D, Atkinson, Stephanie A, Kevin B. Comerford, Keith T. Ayoob, Robert D. Murray, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Keith Ayoob, Robert Murray, Stephanie Atkinson

Abstract

Maternal nutrition plays a crucial role in influencing fertility, fetal development, birth outcomes, and breast milk composition. During the critical window of time from conception through the initiation of complementary feeding, the nutrition of the mother is the nutrition of the offspring-and a mother's dietary choices can affect both the early health status and lifelong disease risk of the offspring. Most health expert recommendations and government-sponsored dietary guidelines agree that a healthy diet for children and adults (including those who are pregnant and/or lactating) should include an abundance of nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables. These foods should contain a variety of essential nutrients as well as other compounds that are associated with lower disease risk such as fiber and bioactives. However, the number and amounts of nutrients varies considerably among fruits and vegetables, and not all fruit and vegetable options are considered "nutrient-rich". Avocados are unique among fruits and vegetables in that, by weight, they contain much higher amounts of the key nutrients folate and potassium, which are normally under-consumed in maternal diets. Avocados also contain higher amounts of several non-essential compounds, such as fiber, monounsaturated fats, and lipid-soluble antioxidants, which have all been linked to improvements in maternal health, birth outcomes and/or breast milk quality. The objective of this report is to review the evidence that avocados may be a unique nutrition source for pregnant and lactating women and, thus, should be considered for inclusion in future dietary recommendations for expecting and new mothers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 12%
Professor 4 10%
Other 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 48%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 10%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 4 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 592. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 March 2017.
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