Food for thought: nutrition as an effective approach in supporting brain health

Presented by

Prof. David Smith, Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Brent MacDonald

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Join us for our first webinar on brain health, presented by Professor David Smith, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, who is accompanied by DSM’s Manfred Eggersdorfer, Professor for Healthy Ageing at the University Medical Center Groningen, and Brent MacDonald, Director Global Marketing, Nutritional Lipids. With an increasingly aging population, brain health is a greater concern for consumers, as well as the medical and scientific communities than ever before. This can manifest in individuals of all ages, from impaired brain development in early life, to increased risk of cognitive decline in the elderly population. Evidence continues to highlight the role that good nutrition can play in protecting brain health. Key nutrients, such as nutritional lipids, have been shown to be important in supporting fetal brain development and in slowing the rate of brain atrophy in older adults. Nutritional lipids are crucial components of the brain, and B vitamins may have a disease-modifying effect in the prevention of cognitive decline. B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids also interact to protect the aging brain. The webinar will present the latest research and current trends in brain health. The experts will then discuss the importance of nutrition in supporting brain health and explore the impact of long-term nutritional intervention as a valid approach to the prevention of dementia.

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