AllerGen researcher uncovering the link between breastfeeding and early childhood obesity


Dr. Azad (left) with five-year-old Jillian and her mom Melissa, participants in the CHILD Study. Photo compliments of Dr. Azad.

Dr. 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 obesity. asthma, allergies, Type 2 diabetes and other conditions.

Her work is profiled in a new 'Health Research in Action' feature story by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).