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Can milk proteins affect mood and wellbeing?
Participants sought

Do you have low mood? Are you a regular dairy consumer? We invite you to participate in The Moo’D Study.

THE AIM

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.

THE REASON

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?

To obtain more information about The Moo’D study please visit foodandmoodcentre.com.au/themoodstudy or contact the study coordinator on 03 4215 3332 or themoodstudy@deakin.edu.au.

READY TO SIGN UP?

Please click here and complete the questionnaire to check your eligibility to participate.

THE RESEARCHERS

This study is a joint venture undertaken by researchers at Deakin University and Barwon Health.

ETHICS APPROVAL

The Barwon Health Human Research Ethics Committee has approved this study (project number: 17/169).