Predicting future renal and cardiovascular health in pregnant Indigenous Australian women

Indigenous Australians suffer from an extremely high incidence of chronic kidney disease compared with non-Indigenous people. Low birth weight, prematurity, and repeated infections all contribute to this high level of kidney disease. This project will test whether the levels of a protein called angiotensinogen in the urine during pregnancy predicts long term maternal renal and cardiovascular health. This project has widespread application for all women and would be a significant long term contribution to women’s health.

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