Scientific Resources: Cognition & Nutrition
Hello there! We have collected some of our favourite scientific resources here to share with you, covering:
- cognition and nutrition
- UK national nutritional survey and commentary
- 'smart drugs' in research
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Scientific Resources: Nutrition and Cognition
- Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
- Early childhood development and cognitive development in developing countries: A rigorous literature review, published by the UK GOV Department for International Development. It found have positive effects on children’s cognitive development when nutrition and health were provided in optimal doses.
- UK Government - National Diet and Nutrition Survey
- Results of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)
Dr. Alan Stewarts Referenced Resources for Professionals and the Public
Nutrition and Cognition
- Controlled trial of vitamin-mineral supplementation: Effects of intelligence and performance (study in children).
A triple-blind placebo-controlled design capable of determining whether supplements could produce significant gains in standardized validated indices of intelligence/performance. Results showed highly significant improvements in I.Q with the 100% RDA group showing an (average) 3.7 point IQ increase, and one-third of the cohort showing a 10 point IQ jump. The 200% RDA group showed lower improvements, similar to the 50% RDA group.
- Micronutrient Deficiencies and Cognitive Functioning
- Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 568-578 (July 2008) | doi:10.1038/nrn2421
- Nutrition and it's effects on Academic Performance. How can our schools improve? https://www.nmu.edu/sites/DrupalEducation/files/UserFiles/Files/Pre-Drupal/SiteSections/Students/GradPapers/Projects/Ross_Amy_MP.pdf
- University of Aberdeen - Research Areas: Linking Nutrition to Cognition
- Effect of a 12-mo micronutrient intervention on learning and memory (study in children)
Smart Drugs/Brain Enhancers, Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancers
- Wikipedia page on 'smart drugs', nootropics and cognitive enhancers
- Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy.
Nature (Scientific Journal) 456, 702-705 (11 December 2008) | doi:10.1038/456702a;
- No Evidence of Dehydration with Moderate Daily Coffee Intake: A Counterbalanced Cross-Over Study in a Free-Living Population
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