Systemic inflammation in childhood - an analysis of development and risk factors

The project​

Many chronic diseases such as childhood asthma, but also obesity, diabetes and arthritis, are characterized by a tendency to develop systemic inflammation, which can be measured at the level of hs-CRP in a blood sample. This project utilizes repeated measurements of hs-CRP in pregnant mothers and their children who participate in the Danish birth cohorts COPSAC2000 and COPSAC2010.

The project examines whether one inherits the propensity for inflammation in the blood from mother to child, and highlights what risk factors affect the level of inflammation in young children with a particular focus on bacterial flora in the airways and intestine.

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