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NuBrain: UK consortium for optimal nutrition for healthy brain ageing

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Emma Stevenson, Dr Oliver Shannon, Professor Ashley Adamson, Professor Thomas Hill, Professor Falko Sniehotta, Dr Graciela Muniz Terrera

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© 2020 The Authors. Nutrition Bulletin published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Nutrition FoundationWith an ageing global population, there is an urgent need to identify effective strategies to maintain brain health across the life course and therein minimise the risk of age-related neurodegenerative disorders reaching a severe stage which may manifest as dementia. An increasing body of evidence indicates that nutrition is a modifiable lifestyle factor that can promote healthy brain ageing and reduce dementia risk. However, at present, little is known about which dietary patterns, foods and food bioactives influence brain function during ageing, and more research is required to identify at-risk individuals and population subgroups who are most likely to benefit from future nutritional intervention intended to promote healthier brain ageing. This article introduces the newly established Medical Research Council-funded NuBrain consortium, the vision of which is to provide a step change in research in the area by developing novel approaches and techniques to further understand the complex interactions between diet and brain health and how we can support appropriate behaviour changes in the population. NuBrain will form a new, sustainable and internationally field-leading research consortium with multidisciplinary and complementary areas of expertise to address the fundamental research challenges in this area.


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Author(s): Stevenson EJ, Shannon OM, Minihane AM, Adamson A, Burns A, Hill T, Sniehotta F, Muniz-Terrera G, Ritchie CW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nutrition Bulletin

Year: 2020

Volume: 45

Issue: 2

Pages: 223-229

Online publication date: 06/05/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 02/06/2020

ISSN (print): 1471-9827

ISSN (electronic): 1467-3010

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12429

DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12429


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