Is the Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables Inversely Associated with the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders?

Research Paper Title Intake of Fruit and Vegetables and the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. Background No quantitative assessment has been performed to specifically link the consumption of fruit and vegetables with the incident risk of cognitive disorders. Methods The researchers searched the PubMed and the Embase… Read More

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Linking Insomnia & Psychiatric Disorders in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Psychiatric disorders moderate the relationship between insomnia and cognitive problems in military soldiers. Background There has been a great deal of research on the co-morbidity of insomnia and psychiatric disorders, but much of the existing data is based on small samples and does not assess the full diagnostic criteria for each disorder.… Read More

Basic Combat Training: Stress & Improving Mood

Research Paper Title Improved Mood State and Absence of Sex Differences in Response to the Stress of Army Basic Combat Training. Background It is reported that women are more susceptible to stress than men but they have not been compared in stressful, real-world, team-centred, occupational/training environments. This study investigated effects of Army Basic Combat Training… Read More

What Can Hypohydration (Per Se) Negatively Affect?

Research Paper Title Hypohydration per se Affects Mood States and Executive Cognitive Processing: Results from a Face-valid Model for Studying some Consequences of ‘Voluntary Dehydration’. Introduction There is limited literature on the effects of a deficit in body water on human cognitive function, with inconsistent and contradictory results. In his critical review of this area… Read More

Vitamin D & Cognitive Decline: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Vitamin D Status and Rates of Cognitive Decline in a Multiethnic Cohort of Older Adults. Importance Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with brain structural abnormalities, cognitive decline, and incident dementia. Objective To assess associations between VitD status and trajectories of change in subdomains of cognitive function in a cohort of ethnically… Read More

Cocoa Consumption & Cognitive Function, Any Link?

Research Paper Title Cocoa Flavanol Consumption Improves Cognitive Function, Blood Pressure Control, and Metabolic Profile in Elderly Subjects: The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study – A Randomized Controlled Trial. Background Recent evidence has indicated that flavanol consumption may have many health benefits in humans, including improved cognitive activities. As such the aim was to… Read More