Babies poop can tell how intelligent they are- study reveals
The lower the number of microbiomes the more intelligent your child will be.
According to the study, there is an actual way of discovering your baby's IQ level using poop.
The research directed by Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rebecca Knickmeyer, Ph.D., at the UNC School of Medicine, reveals that there is a possible link between your baby's fecal matter and their cognitive skills.
The researchers examined stool samples from 89 one-year olds. They separated them into three different categories based on the bacterial composition of the samples.
They found out that the lower the number of microbiomes the more intelligent your child will be. Microbiomes are microorganisms in a particular environment like the gut.
Now the question is, why would anyone conduct such a research?
While this is the first time a connection of this sort is being tested in human beings, it had already proven true when the same research was done on rodents.
"The big story here is that we’ve got one group of kids with a particular community of bacteria that are performing better on these cognitive tests," said Knickmeyer, in a statement, "This is the first time an association between microbial communities and cognitive development has been demonstrated in humans."
Still, according to the Mirror Online, it is still too early to prescribe medicine that could advance this discovery. Co author of the Alexander Carlson said, "We’re not really at the point where we can say, 'Let’s give everyone a certain probiotic.'"
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