VITALITY Trial

Research area: Population Health > Population Allergy  | Status: Active

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VITALITY aims to determine if vitamin D supplementation leads to a reduction in challenge-proven food allergy.

Recruitment for the Vitality study is now closed, with results from the study due throughout 2023.

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 is to see the relationship between food allergy, vitamin D and immune function in infants.

Recruitment for the Vitality study is now closed, with results from the study due throughout 2023.

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...

Recruitment for the Vitality study is now closed, with results from the study due throughout 2023.

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 is to see the relationship between food allergy, vitamin D and immune function in infants.

Information for participants

VITALITY Trial recruitment

Who can take part?

Mothers with infants:

  • Age 6-12 weeks
  • Planning to be primarily breastfed until 6 months of age (not exclusively bottle-fed)
  • Living in Greater Melbourne, Victoria

Who cannot take part?

  • Infants already receiving vitamin D supplementation
  • Infants born under 37 weeks gestation, under 2.5kg or with a significant medical problem

What will I need to do?

  • Take part in one initial home visit where we will collect samples.
  • Complete four (4) online surveys in your child’s first year of life.
  • Attend a free allergy test appointment when your child turns one-year-old at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
  • Give your baby one drop of a vitamin or placebo every day.

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Contact us

VITALITY Study
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

Dr Angela Young
Phone: +61 3 9936 6027
Email:

 
 
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