Determining The Role Of Vitamin D In The Development Of Asthma And Allergic Diseases In High Risk Families

Grant number: 1047485 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

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.