Supplementing cognitive aging: a selective review of the effects of ginkgo biloba and a number of everyday nutritional substances

Brown, Louise, Riby, Leigh and Reay, Jonathon (2010) Supplementing cognitive aging: a selective review of the effects of ginkgo biloba and a number of everyday nutritional substances. Experimental Aging Research, 36 (1). pp. 105-122. ISSN 0361-073X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610730903417960

Abstract

This review concerns a number of substances that have been receiving much attention, particularly in the media, for their potential to protect against age-related cognitive decline, and a focus is placed upon recent findings. Omega-3 fatty acids appear to play important roles in preserving neuronal structure and function and minimizing cognitive decline, whereas the antioxidant vitamins C and E appear to be particularly beneficial for combating age-related oxidative stress when administered in combination. Fruit and vegetable polyphenols also offer great potential, although most research thus far has involved rodents. Finally, there is mixed evidence regarding the cognitive enhancing properties of Ginkgo biloba, and the B vitamins folate and cobalamin, with all of these requiring further investigation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: older people, mental health, gingko biloba
Subjects: B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
B300 Complementary Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 11:50
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/283

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