Healthy Aging DPG Webinar: Food for Thought: Can Berries and Nuts Improve Brain Aging
Speaker: Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD
Research has demonstrated, in both human and animals, that cognition decreases with age, to include deficits in processing speed, executive function, memory, and spatial learning. The cause of these functional declines is not entirely understood; however, neuronal losses and the associated changes in the brain may be caused by long term increases in and susceptibility to oxidative stress and inflammation. Research has shown that consumption of berry fruits, i.e., strawberries and blueberries which are high in polyphenolics, can prevent and even reverse age-related cognitive and neuronal deficits. Therefore, dietary interventions with polyphenolic-rich foods may be one strategy to forestall or even reverse age-related neuronal deficits.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Explain the behavioral and biochemical changes that occur in the brain with aging.
Identify the effects of specific nutrients that might protect the brain against the decrement of aging.
Describe research related to the prevention and reversal of age-related decrements with fruits, vegetables or nuts.
We anticipate that this webinar will be approved for 1 hour CPEU.
Use the GoToWebinar link below to register.
Healthy Aging DPG Office