Lifetime Nutritional Influences on Cognition, Behaviour and Psychiatric Illness (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)
There is emerging evidence that nutrition in early life can influence later mental performance and also that diet in later life can reduce cognitive decline. Nutritional status may also have an impact on psychiatric illness. This book reviews key topics in these areas. The first part of the book covers nutritional influences on brain development, covering long-chain fatty acids and iron, among other micronutrients. A second group of chapters reviews issues associated with diet and cognition, including the effects of hydration, caffeine and herbal extracts. The final section covers nutritional influences on behavioral problems, psychiatric illness and cognitive decline associated with ageing.