Prevention of placental oxidative stress and inflammation by dietary omega-3 fatty acids [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Prevention of placental disorders by dietary fish oil

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Brendan Waddell (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Peter Mark Prof Jeffrey Keelan Prof Trevor Mori

Brief description Several pregnancy disorders that result in low birthweight involve aberrant function of the placenta. In this project we will examine one of the key mechanisms underlying placental dysfunction, namely oxidative stress, and determine whether its adverse effects can be limited by supplementation with dietary omega 3 fatty acids. The outcomes of this project will help guide future clinical studies on the possible beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids in pregnancy.

Funding Amount $AUD 547,970.74

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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