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Study short name: VITALITY
Study full name: Can Vitamin D supplementation in infants prevent food allergy in the first year of life
Principle Investigator: Kirsten Perrett
Administering Institute: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Major funding sources: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Immune Tolerance Network (ITN)
Study focus: Prevention
Study design: Intervention
Main study aim: To assess whether vitamin D supplementation during infancy can prevent food allergy in the first year of life.
Additional study information: 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.
Study population: 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.
Study status: Recruitment ongoing, through July 2021.
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Last modified: June 7th 2019 | Date created: April 9th 2019