Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective

Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective

By: Michael Smith (author), Leigh Riby (author), Jonathan Foster (author)Hardback

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Behind the headlines linking nutrition and IQ lie fascinating questions for psychologists and nutritionists to tackle: what is the real evidence for the link between cognition and nutrition? What can it tell us about the way that nutrients and the brain interact, and how does this affect our mental health? The first book of its kind, Nutrition and Mental Performance takes a unique lifespan perspective, providing an absorbing account of this thriving area of psychology. It unpicks the evidence and covers topical themes including the impact of energy drinks and herbal extracts on health. With insightful contributions from a collection of internationally renowned academics and professionals, this will be the keystone text for students of psychology and nutrition studies at all levels.

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LEIGH RIBY is 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.


Nutrition and Mental Performance - a Lifespan Perspective; L.Riby, M.Smith & J.Foster PART I: MICRONUTRIENTS Iron Nutrition and Neurodevelopment in Young Children; M.Domellof & 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

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230299894
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780230299894
  • weight: 684
  • ISBN10: 023029989X

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