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Metformin and dietary advice to improve insulin sensitivity and promote Gestational Restriction of Weight in pregnant women who are obese: the GRoW randomised trial [ 2013 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1043181]

Researchers: Dr Rosalie Grivell Prof Gustaaf Dekker Prof William Hague (Participant) Prof Jodie Dodd (Principal investigator)

Brief description Obesity is a significant health issue during pregnancy and childbirth associated with well documented risks. Women who are obese commence pregnancy in a state of increased insulin resistance, the altered metabolic and inflammatory environment providing an excess of nutrients, and a stimulus to fetal growth. The aims of the GRoW randomised trial are to evaluate the effects of metformin and dietary advice to improve insulin sensitivity in obese pregnant women on health outcomes.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,791,908.27

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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