New AllerGen investigator studies how babies’ first months affect development of disease

meg2Dr. Meghan Azad, a former AllerGen trainee turned Network investigator, is working to understand the early-life origins of health and disease.

Using data collected from AllerGen’s CHILD Study, Dr. Azad’s research focuses in on how breastfeeding and breast milk composition can affect the development of childhood asthma, allergies, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

Her work at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba is the subject of a new feature in a Winnipeg publication.