- Asthma in 3 year olds decreased somewhat with 4,000 IU during pregnancy – RCT Jan 2016
- Risk of infant Asthma cut in half if mother supplemented Vitamin D to get more than 30 ng – RCT Oct 2017
- Asthma in child 2.3 X more likely if both parents asthmatic (unless add Vitamin D) – VDAART Nov 2018
Started 2009, Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2019
Brigham and Women's Hospital
The Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART): Rationale, design, and methods of a randomized, controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy for the primary prevention of asthma and allergies in children
Augusto A. Litonjua, Nancy E. Lange, Vincent J. Carey, Stacey Brown, Nancy Laranjo, Benjamin J. Harshfield, George T. O'Connor, Megan Sandel, Robert C. Strunk, Leonard B. Bacharier, Robert S. Zeiger, Michael Schatz, Bruce W. Hollis, Scott T. Weiss
Published Online: March 07, 2014, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.02.006 |
There is intense interest in the role of vitamin D in the development of asthma and allergies. However, studies differ on whether a higher vitamin D intake or status in pregnancy or at birth is protective against asthma and allergies. To address this uncertainty, the Vitamin D Antenatal Asthma Reduction Trial (VDAART) was developed. VDAART is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women to determine whether prenatal supplementation can prevent the development of asthma and allergies in women's offspring. A secondary aim is to determine whether vitamin D supplementation can prevent the development of pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, and gestational diabetes. Women were randomized to the treatment arm of 4000 IU/day of vitamin D3 plus a daily multivitamin that contained 400 IU of vitamin D3 or the placebo arm of placebo plus a multivitamin that contained 400 IU daily of vitamin D3. Women who were between the gestational ages of 10 and 18 weeks were randomized from three clinical centers across the United States —
- Boston Medical Center,
- Washington University in St. Louis, and
- Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region (San Diego, CA).
Supplementation took place throughout pregnancy. Monthly monitoring of urinary calcium to creatinine ratio was performed in addition to medical record review for adverse events. Offspring are being evaluated quarterly through questionnaires and yearly during in-person visits until the 3rd birthday of the child. Ancillary studies will investigate neonatal T-regulatory cell function, maternal vaginal flora, and maternal and child intestinal flora.
VitaminDWiki expects that this trial will be successful
Note: Dr. Hollis has given 4,000 IU of vitamin D for other succesful pregnancy trials.
- Vitamin D Deficiency is a Strong Predictor (4X) of Asthma in Children – Oct 2012
- Overview Asthma and Vitamin D
- Just 700 IU of vitamin D during pregnancy reduced rate of asthma at age 7 by 26 percent – Oct 2013
- Asthma reduced 60 percent with vitamin D supplementation – meta-analysis 2014, 2015
- Low vitamin D during pregnancy associated with four health problems in children – Jan 2015
- Asthma is treated by Vitamin D – now they are trying to understand why – Feb 2015
- Proof that Vitamin D Works
Asthma has been proven to be treated by by Vitamin D in 4+ Random Controlled trials