Dietary modulation of maternal gut flora with oligosaccharides in pregnancy as a novel allergy prevention strategy [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers: Prof Susan Prescott (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Richard Allcock Dr Debra Palmer Prof Jeffrey Keelan Prof Karen Simmer

Brief description Declining intake of dietary fibre is a major factor implicated in the changing profile of healthy gut bacteria, and the associated increase in many inflammatory diseases including childhood allergy. This clinical trial aims to confirm findings in animal studies that increased dietary fibre in pregnancy can prevent allergy in the offspring, by favourably influencing metabolism and immune function during pregnancy.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,738,643.41

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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