Understanding the contribution of sympathetic overactivity to maternally programmed obesity related hypertension [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Also known as: How does a mother's diet in pregnancy "programme" obesity and hypertension in her offspring?

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Researchers: A/Pr James Armitage (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Pamela Davern Prof Geoffrey Head

Brief description Obesity and associated diseases are increasing worldwide. Aside from adult risk factors, the environment encountered during development may predispose to later disease. Our data shows that the diet consumed by pregnant mothers can influence the development of obesity and hypertension in her offspring and that the sympathetic nervous system becomes dysregulated. This project will assess how maternal fat intake in pregnancy affects sympathetic nervous system function in the offspring and we investigate possible management strategies.

Funding Amount $AUD 605,083.02

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