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Title: Association between dietary saccharide intake and self-reported memory performance in middle-aged adults
Authors: Best, Talitha Marie
Kemps, Eva Bertha
Bryan, Janet
Keywords: Diet
Dietary intake
Saccharides
Memory
Mid-life
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Best, T.M., Kemps, E.B., & Bryan, J., 2009. Association between dietary saccharide intake and self-reported memory performance in middle-aged adults. British Journal of Nutrition, 101(1), 93-99.
Abstract: The aims of the present study were to assess dietary intake of saccharides in middle-aged adults, and to determine whether intakes of these sugar nutrients were related to self-reported memory performance. A population-based sample of 1183 men and women (aged 40-60 years) completed questionnaires assessing everyday memory function. Dietary intake status of saccharides was estimated using a self-completed, quantified FFQ. After controlling for demographic and health measures (for example, time spent exercising, smoking and alcohol consumption), saccharide intake was related to better self-reported memory functioning. Thus, longer-term intakes of saccharides through the usual diet may be positively related to perceived memory performance in mid-life.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26022
ISSN: 0007-1145
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