Category: CHILD Study

Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants

For years, scientists have attempted to understand the complexities of human milk—what it’s made of, how it’s produced, and how its unique composition affects an infant’s growth and development. In a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity,

Posted in CHILD Study, Publications/Research updates

New Director and Co-Director appointed to CHILD Study

On July 1, 2017, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao became the Director of the CHILD Study and Dr. Stuart Turvey the Study’s Co-Director. Dr. Subbarao takes over the position from the Study’s Founding Director, Dr. Malcolm Sears. “Without Malcolm, there would be

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The CHILD Study announces its new “baby”

On July 31, 2017, the CHILD Study launched its new website at childstudy.ca . The new website provides easy access to a wealth of information about CHILD’s community of researchers, administrative team, research foci, current projects, and its progress and

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CHILD data supports new research into child lung health

A research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will use CHILD Study data to help develop tools to predict and monitor lung diseases in young children. CIHR announced today (28 June 2017) its support for the project,

Posted in Awards, Honours and Grants, CHILD Study

New CHILD research: impact of prenatal artificial sweetener consumption on infant weight

A CIHR award announced today (28 June 2017) will allow a CHILD Study team, led by Drs Meghan Azad and Marie-Claire Arrieta, to investigate how a mother’s consumption of artificial sweeteners during pregnancy affects her infant’s microbiome and metabolism. The

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New CHILD Study paper on timing of food introduction & development of food sensitization

Delaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby’s first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. The research, published in

Posted in CHILD Study, Food allergy, Publications/Research updates

Can breastfeeding help protect babies from wheezing?

New research published 2 May 2017 in the European Respiratory Journal by AllerGen trainee Lorena Vehling and AllerGen investigator Dr. Meghan Azad shows that breastfed babies have a reduced rate of wheezing, putting them at a lower risk for asthma

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Pet exposure during early life affects infant gut microbiota

Owning a cat or dog might be a good thing when it comes to reducing the risk of childhood allergies and obesity, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. The research, published in the

Posted in CHILD Study, Investigator news, Publications/Research updates

New microbiome book highlights AllerGen research

A new book, describing the “seed-and-feed” process by which a baby’s gut microbiome is established, features AllerGen investigator Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj and her research using CHILD Study data. Written for the general public, Your Baby’s Microbiome: The Critical Role of

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CHILD Study in The Economist

The Economist magazine highlights the CHILD Study in its February 25, 2017, issue. The article, “Four good bugs,” profiles research led by AllerGen investigator Dr. Brett Finlay of The University of British Columbia, which looks at the relationship between gut

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Malcolm Sears: CHR Researcher of the Month

“An innate curiosity, rugged determination, keen power to intuit observations, and capacity to think and act outside the box”–these are a few qualities of AllerGen Research Leader Dr. Malcolm Sears highlighted by Canadians for Health Research (CHR) as they honour

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New CHILD video: Link between traffic pollution and allergy risk

A new CHILD Study video shows how breathing in traffic fumes during infancy can increase the risk of allergies later on. CHILD is following 3,500 Canadian children from pre-birth to school age and beyond to help us understand the causes

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