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German Infant Nutritional Intervention-Study

German Infant Nutritional Intervention-Study

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Initiatives -
To describe the natural course of a broad spectrum of selected health parameters starting from infancy to young adulthood with focusing on the development of atopic diseases. To determine the impact of feeding regimen in environmental exposures, life style factors and genetic predisposition. To investigate the influence of mental health, nutrition, body weight and physical activity on the health of children.
Start Year
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Marie Standl
    Helmholtz Zentrum München


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow up from birth to 20 years old

Marker Paper

von Berg A, Filipiak-Pittroff B, Krämer U, et al. The German Infant Nutritional Intervention Study (GINI) for the preventive effect of hydrolyzed infant formulas in infants at high risk for allergic diseases. Design and selected results. Allergol Select. 2017;1(1):28-38. Published 2017 Aug 4. doi:10.5414/ALX01462E

PUBMED 30402599


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Healthy, term newborns with and without family history of allergy.; n=2949 in Munich; n=3042 in Wesel


Availability of data and biosamples