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Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2014 Jan;17(1):1-4. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000005.

Cognition and nutrition.

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Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Endocrinology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Aging is associated with a decline in cognition. This review examines the available data on the effects of nutrition on cognitive impairment. It also explores the mechanism(s) by which food may enhance memory.

RECENT FINDINGS:

An increasing body of evidence has supported the role of the Mediterranean diet and extra-virgin olive oil in protecting cognition. A number of nutritional formulations to improve deteriorating memory are being studied. Undernutrition is associated with cognitive decline. Hyperglycemia and hypertriglyceridemia cause cognitive impairment.

SUMMARY:

There are increasing data to support the role of nutrition in maintaining cognition.

PMID:
24310052
DOI:
10.1097/MCO.0000000000000005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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