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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