Cognition

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Cheatham Lab’s B.E.R.R.Y. Study Preliminary Conclusions

August 29, 2016

This article on the B.E.R.R.Y Study originally appeared in the Cheatham Chat, a newsletter of the Cheatham Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute.   As we age, we experience gradual cognitive decline as our brains process things slower and our ability to remember things decreases. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which have been […]

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring

May 24, 2014

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring. International Journal of developmental neuroscience.  May 24, 2014.[Epub ahead of print] He F1, Lupu DS2, Niculescu MD3. 1Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at […]

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Higher Cognition in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children

September 28, 2013

Adults may be aware of the amount of omega-3 and other fatty acids in their diet, but most may not be thinking about the impact of fatty acids on their children, especially their cognitive abilities. The role of fatty acids and nutrients like choline, iron, and zinc on the cognitive abilities of children is exactly […]

Maternal alcohol consumption producing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): Quantity, frequency, and timing of drinking

August 08, 2013

Maternal alcohol consumption producing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): Quantity, frequency, and timing of drinking. Drug Alcohol Dependence. Aug 8, 2013 [Epub ahead of print]. May PA, Blankenship J, Marais AS, Gossage JP, Kalberg WO, Joubert B, Cloete M, Barnard R, De Vries M, Hasken J, Robinson LK, Adnams CM, Buckley D, Manning M, Parry […]

Perinatal epigenetic determinants of cognitive and metabolic disorders

December 08, 2012

Perinatal epigenetic determinants of cognitive and metabolic disorders Aging and Disease.Aging and Disease. December 2012. Lupo, DS, Tint D, Niculescu MD. UNC Chaple Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Abstract Multiple cues from the environment of our indirect and immediate ancestors, which often persist throughout the prenatal period and adulthood, are shaping our phenotypes through either direct, […]