Carotenoids but not flavonoids are associated with improvements in spatial working memory in younger adults in a flavonoid-rich v. -poor fruit and vegetable intervention study

MacReady, Anna, Butler, Laurie, Kennedy, Orla, George, Trevor, Chong, Mary Foong-Fong and Lovegrove, Julie (2011) Carotenoids but not flavonoids are associated with improvements in spatial working memory in younger adults in a flavonoid-rich v. -poor fruit and vegetable intervention study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (OCE4). E133. ISSN 0029-6651

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0029665111001844

Abstract

Findings from animal studies suggest that components of fruit and vegetables (F&V) may protect against, and even reverse, age-related decline in aspects of cognitive functioning such as spatial working memory (SWM). Human subjects in vivo and in vitro studies indicate that anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and cell-signalling properties of flavonoids and carotenoids, non-nutrient components of F&V, may underpin this protective effect. The Flavonoid University of Reading Study (FLAVURS), designed to explore the dose-response relationship between dietary F&V flavonoids and CVD, enabled the investigation of such an association with SWM.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
D600 Food and Beverage studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17980

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