Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective

Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective

by Leigh Riby, Jonathan Foster


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Ideal for psychology, food science and nutrition students at a variety of levels, this text provides a unique lifespan perspective to guide students through nutrition and cognitive performance. With contributions from leading academics and professionals, it is an accessible and comprehensive guide to the connection between psychology and nutrition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230299900
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LEIGH RIBYis Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK, where he is also the programme leader for the MSc Nutrition and Psychological Science.

MICHAEL SMITH is Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK, and he holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Western Australia.

JONATHAN FOSTER is currently Senior Research Fellow in Psychology at Curtin University, Australia and Clinical Professor in Neuropsychology in the Health Department of Western Australia.

Table of Contents

Nutrition and Mental Performance a Lifespan Perspective; L.Riby, M.Smith & J.Foster.- PART I: MICRONUTRIENTS.- Iron Nutrition and Neurodevelopment in Young Children; M.Domellöf & E.Szymlek-Gay.- Vitamin C and its Role in Brain Development and Cognition; S.Hasselholt, P.Tveden-Nyborg & J.Lykkesfeldt.- Exploring B Vitamins and their Impact on Cognitive Function and Mood from Conception to Early Adulthood; T.O'Sullivan.- Vitamin D, Energy Regulation and Mental Health; P.Cherniack.- Exploring B Vitamins beyond Early Adulthood; J.Reay.- PART II: MACRONUTRIENTS.- Protein Deficiency during Development: Implications for Cognitive Function; E.Jones.- Carbohydrates, Glucose and Cognitive Performance; M.Smith, J.Foster& L.Riby.- The Impact of Breakfast on Cognitive Performance in Children and Adults; J.Ingwersen.- Reduced Calorie Diets and Mental Performance in Adults: K.D'Anci.- Water, Hydration Status and Cognitive Performance: C.Edmonds.- Consumption of Fish and Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Impact on Cognitive Function in Older Age and Dementia; L.Brown.- Energy Drink Consumption and the Effects on Stress and Cognitive Performance; M.Pettit& K.DeBarr.- Caffeine Psychopharmacology and Effects on Cognitive Performance and Mood; J.James.- Herbal Extracts and Cognition in Adulthood and Ageing; D.Camfield, L.Owen, A.Pipingas, C.Stough & A.Scholey.- Preventive Effects of Resveratrol on Age-associated Neurological Disorders; S.Bastianetto& R.Quirion.- Index.

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As well as comprehensively reviewing this important area, the authors have struck an excellent balance between accessibility to lay readers and usability for researchers.' - Leigh Gibson, Reader in Psychology at the University of Roehampton, London, UK

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