THE CYCLE OF OBESITY: Two generations of a pregnancy cohort to investigate obesity epigenetics [ 2014 - 2018 ]

Also known as: THE CYCLE OF OBESITY: A two generation population study of obesity epigenetics

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Researchers: A/Pr Rae-Chi Huang (Principal investigator) ,  E/Pr Lawrie Beilin A/Pr Jeffrey Craig Prof Trevor Mori Prof Wendy Oddy

Brief description Obesity has increased 3-5 fold in the last fifty years, overtaking smoking as the greatest killer. In recent history, each generation has experienced greater amounts of obesity and at younger ages. Being exposed in the womb to mother’s obesity transmits the risk to the child, possibly by changing our epigenetic profile and how our DNA code is read. We need to break this vicious cycle. This study is a world first, investigating 2 generations with respect to obesity and epigenetic profiles.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,117,795.62

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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