A Brief Review on the Nutrient Effects on the Brain and Implications

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Do Yeon (Jason) Kim


Nutrients affect overall human health in various ways and their importance has been well-documented in numerous scientific articles. Recently, new evidence has suggested that diet plays a role in altering brain functions. Such findings have evoked speculation as to how diet can influence brain morphology and impact cognitive functions. Data from mice with modified diets and interpolated results from human studies with specific ingredients suggest that nutrients may act as a signaling molecule when broken down by cells to directly affect the brain itself. From well-controlled single diets to varying supplemental diets, new information has been found of how different diets influence brain functions and aging of the brain.

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