Preventing insulin resistance and obesity following fetal growth restriction [ 2011 - 2013 ]

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Researchers: Prof Julie Owens (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Miles De Blasio Dr Kathryn Gatford Prof Stefan Hiendleder

Brief description Babies who are born small are at increased risk of diabetes and obesity in later life, partly because restricting growth before birth decreases the insulin sensitivity of muscle and diverts nutrients to fat deposition. We will define the mechanisms underlying impaired insulin sensitivity in fetal growth restriction. Importantly, we will also test interventions to improve insulin sensitivity after intrauterine growth restriction.

Funding Amount $AUD 923,510.84

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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