Prebiotic supplementation does not affect reading: a randomised placebo-controlled study
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Based on the emerging interest in the effects of gut microbiota on cognition, this proof-of-concept study assessed how children aged 7 to 9 with low reading scores responded to the ingestion of a 3-month prebiotic supplement versus a placebo. As a secondary aim, the effects of the prebiotic on cognition, sleep, behaviour, mood, anxiety, and cortisol were assessed. In this sample, the prebiotic did not affect any of the outcome measures.
|Journal||Journal of Psychopharmacology|
|Early online date||25 Jul 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2020|
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