Glucoregulatory and order effects on verbal episodic memory in healthy adolescents after oral glucose administration

Smith, Michael and Foster, Jonathan (2008) Glucoregulatory and order effects on verbal episodic memory in healthy adolescents after oral glucose administration. Biological Psychology, 79 (2). pp. 209-215. ISSN 0301-0511

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Abstract

The ingestion of oral glucose has been observed to facilitate memory performance in both elderly individuals and in young adults. However, fewer studies have investigated the effect of glucose on memory in children or adolescents. In the present study, the ingestion of a glucose laden drink was observed to enhance verbal episodic memory performance in healthy adolescents under conditions of divided attention, relative to a placebo drink. Further analyses found that this glucose memory facilitation effect was observed only in adolescents exhibiting better glucoregulatory efficiency. These findings demonstrate that the glucose memory facilitation effect can be generalised to younger individuals. The importance of controlling for treatment order in within-subjects designs investigating the glucose memory enhancement effect is also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 14:33
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 16:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4100

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