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J Nutr Health Aging. 2008 Nov;12(9):657-62.

An investigation of the effects of saccharides on the memory performance of middle-aged adults.

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University of Adelaide, Australia. Talitha.Best@flinders.edu.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the effects of glucose, or a combination of saccharides, or a placebo on the memory performance of middle-aged adults.

DESIGN:

A double-blind, placebo controlled design was used. A population-based sample of 45 men and women (aged 40-63 years) completed a series of memory tasks following administration of a single dose of either glucose, a combination of saccharides or placebo. Memory tasks included immediate and delayed recall, recognition, short-term memory, working memory, and a test of general cognitive ability.

RESULTS:

There were no statistically significant effects of treatments on any of the outcome measures.

CONCLUSION:

The pattern of means in the combination of saccharides group suggests potential enhancement effects of memory performance in middle-aged adults that deserves further investigation.

PMID:
18953465
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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