Assessment of Lifestyle and Allergic Disease During INfancy (ALADDIN)

The aim of the ALADDIN study is to examine which environmental and lifestyle factors during pregnancy and infancy effect the development of, amongst other things, allergies in children.

The ALADDIN-study started in 2004 and has now included 552 families. The children are followed from pregnancy to five years of age with physical examinations, extensive laboratory sampling and questionnaire.

Group members

Johan Alm, Research Group Leader

Nathalie Acevedo, Postdoc

Margareta Eriksson, Reg. Nurse

Catharina Johansson, Researcher

Axel Mie, Assistant professor

Helen Rosenlund, Postdoc

Annika Scheynius, Senior professor

Jackie Swartz, M.D PhD

Carina Wallén, Biomedical analyst


Anthroposophic lifestyle and salivary cortisol are associated with a lower risk of sensitization during childhood.
Swartz J, Lindblad F, Arinell H, Theorell T, Alm J
Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2015 Mar;26(2):153-60

Anthroposophic lifestyle influences the concentration of metals in placenta and cord blood.
Fagerstedt S, Kippler M, Scheynius A, Gutzeit C, Mie A, Alm J, et al
Environ. Res. 2015 Jan;136():88-96

Impact of lifestyle on the gut microbiota of healthy infants and their mothers—the ALADDIN birth cohort.
Hesla HM, Stenius F, Jäderlund L, Nelson R, Engstrand L, Alm J, et al
FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 2014 Dec;90(3):791-801

Use of antibiotics in infancy and childhood and risk of recurrent abdominal pain--a Swedish birth cohort study.
Uusijärvi A, Bergström A, Simrén M, Ludvigsson JF, Kull I, Wickman M, et al
Neurogastroenterol. Motil. 2014 Jun;26(6):841-50

Salivary cortisol levels and allergy in children: the ALADDIN birth cohort.
Stenius F, Borres M, Bottai M, Lilja G, Lindblad F, Pershagen G, et al
J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2011 Dec;128(6):1335-9

Lifestyle factors and sensitization in children - the ALADDIN birth cohort.
Stenius F, Swartz J, Lilja G, Borres M, Bottai M, Pershagen G, et al
Allergy 2011 Oct;66(10):1330-8