Pregnancy and Programming and Later Risk of Obesity Related Disease


Danish Diabetes Academy

12th to 16th December 2016, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Diabetes mellitus – both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) – is a widespread disease increasing rapidly worldwide. The prevalence increases with around 5% per year and is close to 10% for adults. In Denmark we are approaching 300,000 diabetics, thus creating a great challenge – both socioeconomically and medically.

The course will build on the understanding of the developmental origins of obesity and related diseases.


Learning Objectives

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able:

  1. To better understand how fetal life may be an important determinant for later disease development.
  2. To understand how exposure to certain dietary nutrients or environmental pollutants early in life may influence disease later in life.


medic-563423_960_720The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments with regard to mother-infant nutritional programming research and offer advice on prevention, diagnosis and management of early nutrition and adult diseases.

In addition it will enhance the understanding of the complex interactions between nutrient, genetics and biological factors during pregnancy. The programme will thus permit attendees to improve their knowledge in this field with updated overviews.


Find more information on the online course here.

For more information on registration click here.


Published in GI-Mail 11/2016 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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