Cognitive function in healthy older European adults : the ZENITH study
Simpson, E. E. A., Maylor, Elizabeth A., Rae, G., Meunier, N., Andriollo-Sanchez, M., Catasta, G., McConville, C., Ferry, M., Polito, A., Stewart-Knox, B. J., Secker, D. L. and Coudray, C.. (2005) Cognitive function in healthy older European adults : the ZENITH study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol.59 (Suppl. 2). S26-S30. ISSN 0954-3007Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602294
Objective: Baseline data are reported from a study of the effects of zinc supplementation on cognitive function in older adults as assessed by the CANTAB computerised test battery. Design: This is a multicentre prospective intervention study employing a randomised double-blind design. Setting: European community-based study. Participants: There are 387 healthy adults aged 55-87 y from centres in France, Italy and Northern Ireland. Interventions: Measures of visual memory, working memory and attention were obtained at baseline (prior to supplementation). Results: Younger adults (< 70 y) performed significantly better than older adults (> 70 y) on all tests, with minimal differences between centres. In addition, men outperformed women on tests of spatial span, pattern recognition memory and reaction times, although these gender differences varied somewhat between centres. Conclusions: The results are generally consistent with previous age- and gender-related effects on cognitive functioning.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cognition — Age factors , Cognition in old age , Zinc deficiency diseases, Zinc — Physiological effect , Diet, Nutrition surveys|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Funder:||European Commission (EC)|
|Grant number:||QLK1-CT-2001-00168 (EC)|
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