Are there any remarkable effects of prenatal exposure to food colourings on neurobehaviour and learning process in rat offspring?

Doguc D. K., Aylak F., İLHAN İ., Kulac E., Gultekin F.

NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.18, no.1, pp.12-21, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1476830513y.0000000095
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-21
  • Keywords: Artificial food colourings, Cognition, Forced swim test, Morris water maze, Open field test, Spatial learning, DOUBLE-BLIND, FORCED-SWIM, MICE, TOXICITY, ADDITIVES, HYPERACTIVITY, PERFORMANCE, TARTRAZINE, DISORDER, CHILDREN
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Artificial food colourings and additives (AFCAs) have long been discussed to have adverse effects on cognition and behaviour in children. In this study, our aim was to assess the probable side effects of prenatal exposure to colouring food additives on neurobehaviour and spatial learning process.