Can milk proteins affect mood and wellbeing?
Do you have low mood? Are you a regular dairy consumer? We invite you to participate in The Moo’D Study.
We are conducting a study to investigate the possible effects of A2 dairy products versus conventional dairy products on women’s health and wellbeing, including symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.
All standard cows’ milk contains two types of proteins, called A1 and A2. What makes A2 milk different to regular cows’ milk is the absence of the A1 protein. Research has shown that A1 and A2 proteins digest differently and this may impact a range of health outcomes, including gut health. This study will increase our understanding of how milk proteins might influence our health and wellbeing.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Are a female aged between 18-75 years
- Have low mood
- Are not pregnant or lactating
- Can commit to the study for 16 weeks
- Currently consumes at least 250ml (approx. 1 cup) of milk a day
KEY POINTS FOR PARTICIPANTS
You will be provided with milk and cheese for 16 weeks. These will need to be picked up from the study centre (in Geelong) every 4 weeks. You will be randomly allocated to receive either the A2 or conventional dairy products
INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE?
READY TO SIGN UP?
Please click here and complete the questionnaire to check your eligibility to participate.
This study is a joint venture undertaken by researchers at Deakin University and Barwon Health.
The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this study (project number: 17/169).