Mental & Cognitive health
Atlantia Food Clinical Trials has considerable experience in providing human clinical studies in mental health, in areas such as cognition, depression, stress, anxiety and mood. We can carry out human dietary intervention studies that look at various aspects of brain health, in accordance with EFSA guidelines on scientific requirements for health claims related to neurological and psychological function (EFSA Journal, 2012;10(7):2816). We have extensive expertise in looking at brain development and health in a variety of populations such as healthy and elderly, in patient groups (with IBS, mild psychiatric illness or mild cognitive impairment) and the institutionalised elderly. We also have experience in trials with different test products, from probiotics to short chain fatty acids.
We work with our clients to design a study most suitable for their products in accordance with EFSA guidelines, analysing peer-reviewed publications, agreeing the most suitable end-points and statistically powering studies to ensure that studies will meet requirements. We have an extensive database of healthy, elderly and IBS populations, and patients with mild mental health illness, to support volunteer recruitment for any trial type.
Through our close working relationship with psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, gerontologists and geriatricians, we have comprehensive experience in many aspects of brain health: