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

Brown, LA, Riby, LM and Reay, JL, 2009. 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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Abstract

This review concerns a number of substances which 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, while 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: Journal article
Publication Title: Experimental Aging Research
Creators: Brown, L.A., Riby, L.M. and Reay, J.L.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2009
Volume: 36
Number: 1
ISSN: 0361-073X
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10.1080/03610730903417960DOI
Rights: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Experimental Aging Research, 2009, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03610730903417960.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20777

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