Brain Health

In addition to physical well-being, it is now well-recognised that the composition of the diet is an important determinant of cognitive and mental health throughout life. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, our work investigates the effects of various dietary components on cognitive performance and well-being in both healthy and impaired populations across the lifespan. We combine expertise in randomised controlled intervention trials, with imaging, molecular and cellular, food technology and questionnaire-based techniques, to determine the impact of our diet on cognitive health and well-being throughout life.

Nutrition for the ageing brain: Towards evidence for an optimal diet

Background As people age they become increasingly susceptible to chronic and extremely debilitating brain diseases. The precise cause of the neuronal degeneration underlying these disorders, and indeed normal brain ageing…Read More >

Wild Blueberry in Maintenance of Memory in Older Adults

Background The number of people aged 60 years or older is expected to rise from 900 million to 2 billion between 2015 and 2050, an increase from 12 to 22%…Read More >

The effects of flavonoids on cognitive and mental health

Background Diet represents one of the most important lifestyle factors and can strongly influence the incidence and onset of cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases, and thus a healthy diet is…Read More >