Journal article

Pre- and post-term growth in pre-term infants supplemented with higher-dose DHA: a randomised controlled trial

Carmel T Collins, Maria Makrides, Robert A Gibson, Andrew J McPhee, Peter G Davis, Lex W Doyle, Karen Simmer, Paul B Colditz, Scott Morris, Thomas R Sullivan, Philip Ryan

British Journal of Nutrition | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the families, and the medical, nursing and research staff who participated in each participating centre (the Women's and Children's Hospital; Flinders Medical Centre; the King Edward Memorial Hospital; the Royal Women's Hospital; the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) and the staff of the Child Nutrition Research Centre and of the Data Management and Analysis Centre, University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, Adelaide. In the past, M. M., R. A. G. and K. S. have conducted clinical trials funded by the formula industry. They have no financial interest in the production and sales of infant formula or nutritional supplements. M. M. served on scientific advisory boards for Nestle, Fonterra, and Nutricia; R. A. G. served on scientific advisory boards for Wyeth, Fonterra and Nestle; K. S. served on a scientific advisory board for Wyeth. Associated honoraria for M. M. and R. A. G. were paid to their institutions to support conference travel and continuing education for postgraduate students and early career researchers. The honorarium for K. S. was paid to her directly. The present study was supported by a grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (ID 250322). Treatment and placebo capsules were donated by Clover Corporation, and infant formula was donated by Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Nutricia Australasia. Research fellowships were from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (M. M., R. A. G., P. G. D. and P. B. C.). None of the funding bodies or companies had any role in the study design or conduct; data collection, management, analysis or interpretation; or preparation, review or approval of the manuscript. M. M., R. A. G., A. J. M., P. G. D., K. S., P. B. C. and S. M. designed the trial. M. M., A. J. M., C. T. C., L. W. D., K. S., P. B. C., S. M. and P. R. were involved in the data collection. C. T. C., M. M., R. A. G., A. J. M., T. R. S., P. R., L. W. D., K. S., S. M. and P. G. D. conducted the data analysis and interpretation. C. T. C., M. M. and R. A. G. were responsible for drafting the manuscript; all authors critically reviewed the manuscript. Statistical analyses were conducted by T. R. S. under the supervision of P. R.