Prospective Birth Cohort Studies


 Study

 N

 Conclusions

GINI Study

4753

Germany

No evidence supporting a delayed introduction of solids > 4 m or delayed introduction of most potentially allergenic solids > 6 months for the prevention of eczema

LISA Study

2073

Germany

Solids beyond 4 or 6 months:

  • No evidence for the prevention of asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food or inhalant sensitisation at the age of 6 years
  • Conflicting results, and a protective effect cannot be excluded for the prevention of eczema

KOALA Study

2558

Holland

Delayed introduction of cow’s milk products and other food products = higher risk for eczema.

Delayed introduction of other food products = higher risk for recurrent wheeze

 

Complementary Foods

Recommendations

 

In Summary, What’s New?

 

Early Nutritional Strategies for Preventing Allergic Disease