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Broad Health Condition Inflammatory and Immune System
Oral and Gastrointestinal
Specific Health ConditionAllergies
Normal oral and gastrointestinal development and function
Active, not recruiting
Joondalup Health Campus - Joondalup
6027 - Joondalup
Anticipated date of first participant enrolment27/05/2016
Has the study received ethics approval?Approved
This project will recruit pregnant women to receive either a prebiotic supplement or a placebo supplement. They will be asked to take the supplement from 18-20 weeks gestation until their baby is 6 months of age. We will then examine whether supplementing the mother’s diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding with the prebiotic powder will reduce the development of allergies in her child. Both study groups will include children deemed to be at high risk of allergic disease (based on family allergy history).
Key inclusion criteria
Pregnant women less than 21 weeks of gestation, whose infants have a first-degree relative (mother, father or sibling) with a history of medically diagnosed allergic disease (asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema and/or food allergy). Eligibility is not dependent on intent to breastfeed for a given length of time.
Minimum age18 Years
Maximum age50 Years
Can Healthy volunteers participate? Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Maternal smoking during pregnancy. Women already regularly consuming prebiotic supplement (more than twice a week). Current maternal diagnosis of lactose intolerance or cows milk allergy or other significant chronic gastrointestinal condition.
Sponsor Primary Sponsor Type: Other
Primary Sponsor Name: Telethon Kids Institute
Primary Sponsor Address: 100 Roberts Road Subiaco, 6008 Western Australia
Primary Sponsor Country: Australia
Contact person for information and recruitmentDr
Childhood Allergy and Immunology Research, Level 7, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children's Hospital, 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009
+61 8 6319 1750
Email contact firstname.lastname@example.orgAustralia