Maternal diet rich in eggs and peanuts to reduce food allergies: a randomised controlled trial
Telethon Kids Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
To test whether the amount of eggs and peanuts a mother eats during pregnancy and breastfeeding has an influence on her baby’s food allergy development.
We think that the ideal time to prevent food allergy may be during pregnancy and breastfeeding, before you introduce solids to your baby. However we do not know how many eggs and peanuts eaten by a mother will help to reduce the risk of her baby developing food allergies. We are comparing ‘a standard egg and peanut diet’, which is typical for most women, and ‘a high egg and peanut diet’. We are examining egg and peanut allergies in the babies at one year of age.
Pregnant women, less than 23 weeks gestation, whose baby-to-be has at least two family members (mother, father or siblings) with medically diagnosed allergic disease (asthma, eczema, hay-fever or IgE-mediated food allergy).
Study contact: [email protected]
Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: https://www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/anzctr/trial/ACTRN12618000937213