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Cerebral markers of childhood malnutrition persisting in adulthood

Malnutrition affects 224 million children worldwide. It has persistent intellectual, psychological and behavioral effects in these children. It also influences the brain function of affected children, but it is unknown if those effects persist into adulthood.

The aim of this project is to study the brain function of adults who suffered from childhood malnutrition. To do so we recruited adults from the Barbados Nutrition Study (BNS) cohort who suffered from malnutrition during the first year of life, as well as their classmates who had a normal diet. They participated in a combined NIRS-EEG recording between the ages of 45 and 51 years old. The data collection for this study took place at the Barbados Nutrition Study Clinic in Bridgetown, Barbados during the summer of 2018. This study will help us better our knowledge of the persistent brain effects of childhood malnutrition.

This project is funded by the Quebec Bio-Imaging Network (QBIN)

Recruitment completed! Results to come soon.