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Brain and Mental Performance

Study Results Show that Feeding the Brain Helps to Boost Memory

15 years, 8 months ago

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Posted on Sep 26, 2002, 5 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Eating breakfast could help to boost your memory, so suggest results of a study by researchers from the University of Toronto. The study of elderly men and women revealed that those who ate breakfast performed better in memory tests than those who skipped what many experts call the most important meal of the day.

Eating breakfast could help to boost your memory, so suggest results of a study by researchers from the University of Toronto. The study of elderly men and women revealed that those who ate breakfast performed better in memory tests than those who skipped what many experts call the most important meal of the day. The results surprised the researchers as fat, protein, and carbohydrate were all found to enhance the participants' performance, whereas previous studies have found that carbohydrates help to boost short-term memory. While the effect that food appears to have on memory is small, experts believe that nutrition could help to slow the progress of cognitive impairment in the elderly.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001; 74:567-568, 687-693

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