Plasma Lutein and Zeaxanthin Linked to Improved Cognitive Function in Older Adults – Director’s Choice

Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Analysis of 4,076 community-dwelling adults found that higher plasma lutein and zeaxanthin were independently associated with better composite scores for global cognition, memory, and executive function; however, only zeaxanthin, was associated with better processing speed.
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Medium-Chain Triglycerides in Combination with Leucine and Vitamin D Boost Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A daily 3-month intervention with medium-chain fatty acids, leucine and vitamin D significantly improved by 10.6% the cognitive function scores of 13 participating nursing home residents compared to an 11% drop in the 12 participants taking long-chain triglycerides and vitamin D. (more…)

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