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Findings on Asthma Detailed by Researchers at University of Aberdeen (Maternal vitamin D and E intakes in pregnancy and asthma to age 15 years: A cohort study)

Clinical Trials Week

12-06-18

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Current study results on Lung Diseases and Conditions - Asthma have been published. According to news reporting out of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This study investigated whether the previously reported associations in this birth cohort between maternal vitamin D and E intakes during pregnancy and childhood wheeze/asthma outcomes at age 5 and 10 years are still evident at age 15 years. In a prospective study of 1924 children recruited in utero, maternal vitamin D and E intakes during pregnancy were assessed by food frequency questionnaire and the children completed raespiratory questionnaire at age 15 years."

Funders for this research include Medical Research Council, Asthma UK (see also Lung Diseases and Conditions - Asthma).

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Aberdeen, "Treatment for asthma at age 15 was also ascertained using healthcare data. Maternal vitamin D and E intakes were also related to combined childhood asthma data collected at 1, 2, 5, 10, and 15 years of age. Symptom data were available for 747 (39%) 15-year olds and healthcare data for 1689 (88%). There were no associations between maternal vitamin D and E intakes and childhood wheeze and asthma at age 15. Analysis of combined data collected between 1 and 15 years of age demonstrated that higher maternal vitamin D and E intakes during pregnancy were associated with a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with asthma in the first 15 years: hazard ratio (95%CI) per quartile increase in vitamin intake of 0.87 (0.78,0.98) and 0.88 (0.78,0.98), respectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Lower maternal vitamin D and E intakes during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of children wheezing and being diagnosed with asthma in the first 10 years but not after puberty, suggesting that post-natal exposures predominate in the etiology of incident asthma as children transition through puberty into adulthood."

For more information on this research see: Maternal vitamin D and E intakes in pregnancy and asthma to age 15 years: A cohort study. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2018;():. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Pediatric Pulmonology - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-0496)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Devereux, Child Health, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. Additional authors for this research include L. Craig, A. Seaton and S. Turner.

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