Species of gut bacteria linked to enhanced cognition and language skills in infant boys

in 2021/July/NEWS

Infant boys with a higher composition of a particular gut microbiota show enhanced neurodevelopment, according to a new study.

The University of Alberta-led research followed more than 400 infants from the CHILD Cohort Study (CHILD) at its Edmonton site. Boys with a gut bacterial composition that was high in the bacteria Bacteroidetes at one year of age were found to have more advanced cognition and language skills one year later. The finding was specific to male children.

Check out the full article here: University of Alberta

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