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MothersBabies

BUILDING BETTER BABIES ONE BELLY AT A TIME

 
 

About the project

We are supporting a vital project that is harnessing the emerging science of gut bug health to create a safe, personalised and proven therapy to reduce common, potentially avoidable, complications and diseases for pregnant women and their babies. These include preeclampsia, diabetes, premature birth, asthma, eczema, autism and allergies. Professor Emad El-Omar and his team at the Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, part of the UNSW clinical research campus, are developing this therapy.

For more detailed information: Download the Info pack PDF

The Statistics

There is emerging evidence based medical data to show, that some common diseases and illnesses like asthma, autism, diabetes, obesity, allergies, cardiac, and autoimmune conditions are associated with the health of microbes in our gut. There are many scientists around the world currently studying this in great detail and with specific focus on many different diseases and stages of human life.

 
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ALLERGIES

Asthma affects 1:9 Australians, totalling 2.5million 14 • ADHD – 7.8% diagnosed in 2003, 9.5% in 2007, 11% in 2011

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PREMATURITY

is on the increase – in 2016 it was 8.6%, up from an average of 7%, (average gestational aged 33+3)

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MENTAL HEALTH

Anxiety now affects 1: 4 and Depression on average affects 1:7 adults.

Articles & News

Keeping you connected with: personal stories from our communities and, the ‘Gut’ research, findings and discussions that are occurring in the world of science.

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