Gut Bacteria Linked to Advanced Language Skills

The University of Alberta-led (U of A)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. An article detailing the research appears on the University's website.