The utility of resveratrol for improving fetal growth in complicated pregnancies

Chief Investigator:

Dr Alison Care

Funding Amount:



University of Adelaide


Impaired fetal growth during pregnancy impacts subsequent health for babies and children, but few interventions can improve fetal growth. Our recent studies suggest that resveratrol, a natural anti-inflammatory compound in red grapes, is a potential agent for improving fetal growth in pregnancy. We will study how resveratrol promotes the function of regulatory T cells, a leukocyte subset crucial for placental function and pregnancy success, that is deficient in many pregnant women. The results will facilitate development of resveratrol as a novel treatment in common obstetric conditions.

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