Nutrition in Pregnancy, Birth Weight, and Childhood Asthma

This study has been completed.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Information provided by:
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Identifier:
First received: October 12, 2000
Last updated: March 25, 2014
Last verified: May 2009
To evaluate the role of maternal diet and birth weight in the etiology of childhood asthma and other allergic disorders.

Lung Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care:

Study Start Date: September 2000
Study Completion Date: July 2006
Primary Completion Date: July 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases diagnosed among children in the developed world, and its prevalence in western industrialized countries is increasing at an alarming rate. Little information is currently available regarding the role of maternal diet during pregnancy and birth weight in the risk of childhood asthma.


This longitudinal prospective study takes advantage of the resources provided by Project Viva, an ongoing prospective cohort study of pregnant women and their infant offspring among members of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a large managed care organization in New England. Data already available from Project Viva include detailed dietary data on mother and infant, along with data on anthropometric, social, environmental, demographic, economic, psychological, and lifestyle variables. The study will follow the Project Viva cohort until ages 3 to 4 years.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006404

Sponsors and Collaborators
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigator: Matthew Gillman Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00006404     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 929  R01HL064925 
Study First Received: October 12, 2000
Last Updated: March 25, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on February 07, 2016