Milk And Working Memory

Researchers from the University of Maine recently conducted research linking milk consumption to better brain function. Regular milk or other dairy product consumption correlated to higher scores with respect to visual-spatial ability, verbal memory, working memory, reasoning ability and executive functioning.

“The reality is that dairy has many benefits in those who are not restricted from consumption for health reasons,” University of Maine psychologist/epidemiologist Merrill Elias says. “We have learned in recent years that components of dairy — calcium, whey protein, vitamin D and magnesium — may play a role in reducing levels of obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Now we know that eating dairy also is positively associated with cognitive functioning.”

(The study involved over 900 people from Maine and Syracuse.)

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