Increased abundance of Prevotella in children at one year associated with reduced behavioural problems at 2 years of age – data from the Barwon Infant Study


In an unselected cohort of 201 children, there was a clear association between decreased abundance of Prevotella in faecal samples collected at 1 year of age and increased behavioural problems at 2 years.

Gut microbiota composition during infancy and subsequent behavioural outcomes. Loughman A, et al. EBioMedicine. 2020 Feb;52:102640.

Barwon Infant Study

Prevatex was founded on discoveries from the Barwon Infant Study (BIS), a major birth cohort study that is conducted by the Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) at Barwon Health, Geelong, Victoria, in collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, and Deakin University. Please click here to find more information on BIS.