Although mouse allergen and pollutant exposures have been linked to asthma morbidity in poor minority populations, these factors do not account for most of the observed morbidity, so that additional environmental factors almost certainly contribute to asthma morbidity in this population. One intriguing environmental factor is diet since the population that is most affected by asthma morbidity and mortality-poor, predominantly African American populations- have a

Public Health Relevance

Findings from the proposed studies will lend insight into impact of dietary factors on inner-city asthma. Specifically, the project will determine if dietary interventions can improve oxidative stress status, inflammation, and allergic asthma. The findings may support the use of dietary supplement or overhaul of diet in the treatment of allergic asthma.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01ES018176-05
Application #
8528591
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZES1-LKB-G)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$150,848
Indirect Cost
$46,070
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Type
DUNS #
001910777
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21218
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