*Recruitment Closed*

Study short name: HealthNuts

Study full name: Population prevalence and environmental/genetic predictors of food allergy in an infant cohort

Principle Investigator: Jennifer Koplin

Administering Institute: Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Major funding source: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Study focus: Prevention

Study design: Observational

Main study aim: To examine the natural history of allergic disorders including food allergy, asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis and the interplay of risk factors for development of these conditions in childhood.

Additional study information: The rise in food allergy in developed countries has attracted international scientific attention with Australia reporting the highest rate of both food allergy and food-induced anaphylaxis. The HealthNuts study is the world's first comprehensive population-based study of food allergy with objective measurement of true food allergy and will enable us to understand better the natural history of allergic disorders including food allergy, asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis and the interplay of risk factors for development of these conditions in childhood. The study will have important implications for clinical guidelines and public health policy.

Study Population: The HealthNuts study recruited 12-month-old infants via their parents/guardians at childhood immunization sessions across the city of Melbourne, Australia. Further follow up occurred at 4, 6 and 10 years of age.

Study status: Recruitment completed January 2011. Data collection ongoing, through December 2019.

Where can I find more information?

Study website: www.mcri.edu.au/healthnuts

Study contact: [email protected]

Last modified: April 9th 2019 | Date created: April 9th 2019