Remember to have breakfast

Published: Wednesday 31 January 2001

Don't forget to eat your breakfast or you may end up forgetting a whole lot more. A study from Canada shows that senior citizens fare better in memory tests when they eat breakfast. "Breaking the morning fast is important for cognitive functions," says Carol Greenwood, research scientist at the University of Toronto, Canada. The study reports that the general brain functions are not affected by the consumption of food. But the performance on some tests improves. According to Greenwood, effects of poor diet over long periods are cumulative.

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