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Determining the role of vitamin D in the development of asthma and allergic diseases in high risk families [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1047485]

Researchers: Dr Adrian Lowe (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Michael Abramson Prof Shyamali Dharmage A/Pr Bircan Erbas Dr Melanie Matheson

Brief description Allergic diseases like asthma, eczema and hay-fever, prevent our children from getting a healthy start to life, and we don’t know how to prevent these conditions. Vitamin D levels may be critical in the development of childhood asthma and allergies, and they can be easily modified! Using a group of 620 children who we have followed for 20 years, we will identify the role of vitamin D levels in the development of allergic conditions, and factors that modify these relationships.

Funding Amount $AUD 351,127.55

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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