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Here you have Sharp­Brains’ 5 most pop­u­lar arti­cles on the brain, cog­ni­tion, nutri­tion and sup­ple­ments since 2006. Remem­ber that you can sub­scribe to our free month­ly Newslet­ter to receive new arti­cles on the top­ic.

Can food improve brain health?
- By Dr. Pas­cale Mich­e­lon
In oth­er words, may some foods be specif­i­cal­ly good for brain func­tion?
For a great in-depth review of the effects of food on the brain you can check out Fer­nan­do Gomez-Pinilla’s recent arti­cle in Nature Reviews Neu­ro­science (ref­er­ence below). Here is an overview of the state off the research.
Sev­er­al com­po­nents of diet seem to have a […]
Are there herbal and vit­a­min sup­ple­ments that will pro­tect my mem­o­ry?
- By Car­o­line Lath­am
Per­haps. The New Eng­land Jour­nal of Med­i­cine pub­lished an arti­cle debunk­ing DHEA, a steroid pre­cur­sor to testos­terone and estro­gen used to fight aging. The con­clu­sion of a two-year study at the Mayo Clin­ic in Min­neso­ta and Uni­ver­si­ty of Pad­ua in Italy showed it did not improve strength, phys­i­cal per­for­mance, or oth­er mea­sures of health.[…]
Nutri­tion­al Sup­ple­ments and Brain Fit­ness
- By Car­o­line Lath­am
Well, the idea that you can just pop a pill to improve your mem­o­ry and atten­tion lost some ground today, both regard­ing DHEA and Gink­go Bilo­ba. Omega-3 fat­ty acids seem more promis­ing […]
Brain Evo­lu­tion and Why it is Mean­ing­ful Today to Improve Our Brain Health
- By Dr. Lar­ry McCleary
You may feel over­whelmed by the stream of seem­ing­ly con­tra­dic­to­ry sug­ges­tions regard­ing the best way to main­tain men­tal clar­i­ty as you age. Based on an analy­sis of sem­i­nal fac­tors in the devel­op­ment of mod­ern brain anato­my, I believe it is pos­si­ble to make some very com­pelling rec­om­men­da­tions for […]
Do I real­ly have to eat my veg­eta­bles?
- By Car­o­line Lath­am
“On mea­sures of men­tal sharp­ness, old­er peo­ple who ate more than two serv­ings of veg­eta­bles dai­ly appeared about five years younger at the end of the six-year study than those who ate few or no veg­eta­bles.”[…]

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