Thank you for your interest in the SCOPE Study!

SCOPE stands for the effects of soluble corn fiber consumption on cognitive function and gastrointestinal microbiota. The SCOPE study is a research project that is aiming to investigate the effects of daily consumption of a corn fiber supplement on various outcomes such as gut microbiome health and cognitive health. Contributing labs to this study are the Body Composition and Nutritional Neuroscience Laboratory and the Nutrition and Human Microbiome Lab.

This study will be completed over the course of 12-15 weeks inside and outside the laboratory at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. We are looking for men and women between the ages of 45-75 years old to participate in our study.

If you are interested in participating in the study, please contact us.


Study Description

This study will take place over the course of 12-15 weeks. You will be asked to consume two different daily supplements over the course of two 4-week intervention periods, with one 4-week period in between of no supplement consumption.

You will be asked to come into the lab 5 times (about 2 hours per visit) for cognitive testing, surveys, and to pick up supplements. You will also be asked to provide 8 stool samples throughout the course of the study. You can receive up to $350 upon completion of the study.


Contact Information


Phone: 217-300-1667

Location: Freer Hall and Edward R. Madigan Laboratory