University of Reading Research Data Archive

Dataset supporting 'Inulin-type fructans and 2’fucosyllactose alter both microbial composition and appear to alleviate stress-induced mood state in a working population compared to placebo (maltodextrin): the EFFICAD Trial, a randomized, controlled trial'

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This dataset was collected as part of my PhD thesis ‘An exploration of the prebiotic concept: from food matrix to mood state’. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the prebiotic oligofructose and prebiotic candidate 2’fucosyllactose on microbial load and composition and mood state. This dataset contains the individual level participant bacterial load and composition, gastrointestinal sensation and bowel habit, and mood state data collected throughout the course of the five-week intervention, along with all original 16S rRNA sequencing reads.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Jackson, Peter ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: Beneo GmbH
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2023
Data last accessed: 21 February 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Beneo GmbH
Keywords: Oligofructose, Bifidobacterium, 2'fucosyllactose, mood state, anxiety, depression
Data Availability: RESTRICTED
Restrictions: This dataset is restricted. The dataset may be provided to authorised users subject to a Data Access Agreement between the University of Reading and a recipient organisation. A copy of the Data Access Agreement is included with this item. Access requests will be reviewed by the University of Reading and Beneo GmbH, the owner of the dataset. Authorisation to access the dataset ultimately rests with Beneo GmbH. To request access to the dataset, please complete the form at


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