Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly: Some progress in understanding the nausea and vomiting of human pregnancy

Speaker: Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly

Most pregnant women experience some nausea and/or vomiting particularly in early pregnancy. In many, these symptoms are sufficiently severe to interfere with working, family and social life. In ~1% of pregnancies the symptoms are extremely severe (hyperemesis gravidarum) and can threaten the life and health of the mother and offspring. In collaboration with colleagues in California, Scotland and Cambridge, we have recently identified the mechanisms responsible for these symptoms.  This should lead to effective and safe means of treatment and prevention.

Professor Sir Stephen O’Rahilly MD FRS FMedSci, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine & Director, Medical Research Council Metabolic Diseases Unit

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12 Dec 2023


4:30 pm