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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Media Release: Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications

Research led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes by 2-4 times. Published in the journal PLOS Medicine the research assessed maternal metabolic health at 15 weeks’ gestation in 5530 women in the international SCOPE Study based at the […]

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Our NHMRC Success

Congratulations to the following RRI members for being awarded NHMRC Project Grants – commencing in 2019: Prof Jodie Dodd: The First 1,000 Days: in-utero and early life exposures and their contribution to child obesity $2,426,050 Prof Rebecca Robker: A therapy to restore health of gametes from older males and females seeking pregnancy $1,106,080 Dr Luke […]

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Media Release: Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. The researchers have reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese women from three public maternity units in Adelaide, Australia in The Lancet Diabetes […]

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The Conversation: Five ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth

Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified. from shutterstock.com Vicki Flenady, The University of Queensland; Adrienne Gordon, University of Sydney; Caroline Homer, Burnet Institute; David Ellwood, Griffith University; Jonathan Morris, University of Sydney, and Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Six Australian babies are stillborn […]

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