Saccharide effects on cognition and well-being in middle-aged adults: A randomized controlled trial

Talitha Best, Eva Kemps, Janet Bryan

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    Abstract

    The current study used a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design to investigate the effects of saccharide supplementation on cognition and well-being in middle-aged adults. Participants (N = 109; 45-60 years) took a teaspoon of a combination of saccharides or a placebo twice daily for 12 weeks (3.6 g per day). Before and after this supplementation period, participants completed alternate forms of standardized tests of cognition and self-report measures of well-being. Significant beneficial effects of saccharide supplementation were found for memory performance and indicators of well-being. The potential for these nutrients to optimize cognitive function and well-being in older adults warrants ongoing investigation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-80
    Number of pages15
    JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
    Volume35
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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