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HVN A Good Night's Sleep Metadata Record

posted on 2024-05-03, 02:53 authored by Gerald Tannock

This metadata record and it's attached files make statements about the kinds of data collected as part of this research, and set out policies for governance of that data, now and in the future.

Description: Project to formulate a weaning food, containing various plant polysaccharides, that satisfies regulatory requirements and promotes a sustained release of energy by infant bowel bacteria to satisfy energy requirements of the child throughout the night.

A range of plant polysaccharides representing the various categories of dietary fibre were tested in laboratory experiments with defined, multi-component mixtures of bowel bacteria. Potential formulations for foods containing polysaccharides that could promote the desired kind of fermentation to improve sleep patterns have been developed.

The research results support the prospect of the formulation of complementary foods that promote a good night’s sleep and which could be tested in an intervention trial with funding support from the food industry and other sources.



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HVN Project / Programme Name

HVN A Good Night's Sleep

Data access requirements

Please contact the Principal Investigator with any data access enquiries.

Principal investigator organisation

University of Otago

Collaborating researchers and affiliations

Principal Investigator: - Emeritus Professor Gerald Tannock, University of Otago, Dunedin Investigators: - Dr Anne-Louise Heath (University of Otago), - Dr Barbara Galland (University of Otago), - Dr Nancy Rehrer (University of Otago), - Dr Ian Sims (Ferrier Institute), - Lynley Drummond (Drummond Food Science Advisory Ltd)

Data description

Please contact the Principal Investigator for further information.

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