The utility of resveratrol for improving fetal growth in complicated pregnancies
Dr Alison Care
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.