The goal of TIPS is to prevent asthma in children. This study will investigate whether newborn babies who eat Lactobacillus GG supplements (a bacteria that is normally found in yogurt) once a day for the first 6-months of life have a decreased risk of developing early signs of asthma. Eczema is a skin condition often seen with asthma and is one of the early signs that researchers will be monitoring. Approximately 276 children will take part in this study.
The study is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, via the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00113659 ).
We are no longer recruiting for this study.