Can Vitamin D supplementation in infants prevent food allergy in the first year of life
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Immune Tolerance Network (ITN)
To assess whether vitamin D supplementation during infancy can prevent food allergy in the first year of life.
There has been an increase in food allergy in recent years. The cause of this is unknown; however, the number of people experiencing allergic reactions has significantly increased. The aims of this study are to study the relationships between food allergy, vitamin D and immune function in infants.
Infants, 6-12 weeks old, who are predominantly breastfed and whose mothers intend to continue breastfeeding until the child reaches 6 months of age. We cannot enrol infants who are already receiving vitamin D supplementation, were born under 37 weeks gestation or weighing under 2.5 kg, or have a significant medical problem.
Recruitment ongoing, through July 2021.