Melbourne Atopy Cohort Study
University of Melbourne
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Began interventional, now observational
To determine the effects of early life, childhood, adolescent and early adult exposures on eczema, food allergy, asthma, hay fever and lung function.
The MACS study began as an intervention study examining the effects of 3 infant formulas on weaning, and now continues as an observational study.
High risk birth cohort recruited antenatally. Participants have at least 1 immediate family member (parent, sibling) with self-reported asthma/eczema/hay fever or severe food allergy.
Recruitment ongoing*, through December 2019.
*Current recruitment is following up individuals who were recruited in the 1990s and their families. This study is unable to accept volunteers who were not part of the original study cohort.
Study contact: [email protected]
Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: https://www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/anzctr/trial/ACTRN12609000734268
Main Publications: MACS Publications in “Summary”