Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation in relation to allergy in childhood
Research Project, 2018 – 2020

This project aims to study how the diet of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers affects the development of the immune system and the risk of developing allergies in their children.
The project will be conducted in the NICE study's mother-child cohort, which collected data from 650 mothers and children. Mothers' diets are collected by questionnaire, and nutritional status (e.g. fatty acids) is measured in blood samples from mothers and children during pregnancy, delivery and lactation, and breast milk samples from mothers during lactation. Allergy is diagnosed in children ages 1, 4 and 6.

The goal is to find preventive strategies to reduce the risk of allergy, the most common disease affecting children.

Participants

Malin Barman (contact)

Chalmers, Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition Science

Ann-Sofie Sandberg

Chalmers, Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition Science

Mia Stråvik

Chalmers, Life Sciences, Food and Nutrition Science

Funding

Stiftelsen Sigurd och Elsa Goljes Minne

Project ID: LA2019-0105
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg

Project ID: 2019-323
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

Stiftelsen Wilhelm och Martina Lundgrens Vetenskapsfond

Project ID: LA2019-0105
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

Magnus Bergvalls Stiftelse

Project ID: 2017-02297
Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2020

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Latest update

2023-10-09