Effect of prenatal n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on body mass in early childhood [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Prenatal n-3 LCPUFA and obesity prevention

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Maria Makrides (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Robert Gibson Prof Robyn Mcdermott A/Pr Beverly Muhlhausler Prof Linda Tapsell

Brief description In Australia more than 1 in 5 four year-olds are now classified as overweight. There is good evidence that omega-3 fats inhibit the early development of fat cells and thereby reduce the later accumulation of excess body fat. This will be the first human trial to examine whether an increased supply of low cost omega 3 fats in pregnancy can reduce fatness and the likelihood of developing type II diabetes in childhood.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,462,626.43

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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