Nutrition, the Brain and Epigenomics: A Lifelong Approach to Optimal Cognition
- Margaret Joy Dauncey, PhD, ScD, FRSB
- University of Cambridge
- In humans, nutrition has a lifelong impact on cognitive function.
- Malnutrition in the critical early phases of brain development can cause long-term cognitive deficits.
- A lifelong approach to nutritional optimization of cognition should focus first on optimal-energy status, then (as needed) on key nutrients linked with epigenomics and cognition.
- With further research, insights into the nutritional regulation of gene expression could provide novel lifelong approaches to optimal cognition and well-being for our pets.