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Does n-3 LCPUFA supplementation in pregnancy reduce asthma and allergies in school age children? [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Does fish oil supplementaion in pregnacy reduce asthma and allergies in schoolage children?

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1027710]

Researchers: Prof Maria Makrides (Principal investigator) ,  Prof John Kennedy Dr Alfred Martin Dr Debra Palmer Mr Thomas Sullivan
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Brief description We will determine whether supplementing the diets of pregnant women with fish oil can have long term effects on the development of the childÍs immune system and reduce the prevalence of asthma and allergies at early school age. The outcomes of our project will inform nutritional guidelines for pregnant women and, if successful, has the potential to significantly lower the costly burden of childhood asthma and allergies to families and the healthcare system.

Funding Amount $AUD 443,833.86

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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