Journal article

Associations between fatty acids in colostrum and breast milk and risk of allergic disease

AJ Lowe, FCK Thien, RM Stoney, CM Bennett, CS Hosking, DJ Hill, JB Carlin, MJ Abramson, SC Dharmage

Clinical and Experimental Allergy | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2008


Funding Acknowledgements

We wish to thank Dr John Thorburn, FRACP, for assistance in patient recruitment and administrative assistance, the Mercy Hospital Department of Obstetrics for participant recruitment, Christine Axelrad for assistance with data collection, Anne Balloch for data management and Joan Raven and Judy Wicking for assistance with aliquoting the breast milk samples. We thank Mark Neumann, Child Nutrition Research Centre, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia for performing the breast milk FA analysis.Initial development of MACS was supported by Nestle Australia. The assessment of FA profiles was supported by the Alfred Research Trusts. AJL is supported by Dairy Australia, CRC for Asthma and VicHealth. The Asthma Foundation of Victoria supported the 10-year follow-up. SCD is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council. All authors of this manuscript declare that they have no competing interests.