The impact of a high versus a low glycaemic index breakfast cereal meal on verbal episodic memory in healthy adolescents

Michael Smith, Jonathan Foster

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    Abstract

    In this study, healthy adolescents consumed either (i) a low glycaemic index breakfast cereal meal or (ii) a high glycaemic index breakfast cereal meal, before completing a test of verbal episodic memory in which the memory materials were encoded under conditions of divided attention. Analysis of remembering/forgetting indices revealed that the high glycaemic index breakfast group remembered significantly more items relative to the low glycaemic index breakfast group after a long delay. The superior performance observed in the high glycaemic index group, relative to the low glycaemic index group, may be due to the additional glucose availability provided by the high glycaemic index meal at the time of memory encoding. This increased glucose availability may be necessary for effective encoding under dual task conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    JournalNutritional Neuroscience
    Volume11
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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