The latest clinical trial sponsored by the Foundation and conducted by Waterford Institute of Technology examined the effect of nutritional compounds on people with Alzheimer’s disease and unveiled a ‘statistically significant’ find. The 18-month study identified that patients receiving a formula containing macular carotenoids and fish oil maintained increased cognitive abilities and quality of life.
Click here to read the full press release on this exciting discovery.
Click here to download a video synopsis (218MB / mp4)
Click here for an interview with Dr Alan Howard in which he describes the events leading up to this remarkable find.
Click here to see the paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Since 2009 the Foundation has sponsored numerous clinical trials conducted by Waterford Institute of Technology, and has funded numerous Fellowships, the principal bequest being a Chair in Human Nutrition funded permanently by it from October 2016, the current holder being Professor John Nolan PhD.
The prominent of numerous recent scientific articles have been:
In the Journal of Alzheimers Disease (Jan 2018) regarding a 12 month study in which a group of Alzheimer patients showed an improvement in memory when given dietary carotenoids. See the paper: https://www.j-alz.com/content/supplemental-retinal-carotenoids-enhance-memory-healthy-individuals-low-levels-macular for details of this research.
In the MDPI Foods Journal (Feb 2018) describing early trials of how macular carotenoids may be beneficial to human function and health. See the paper: http://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/7/2/20 for details of this research.
Latest research sponsored by the Foundation will be presented at the BON (Brain and Ocular Nutrition) Conference to be held 11-13 July 2018 at Downing College, Cambridge.
The Foundation is organising the “BON” (Brain and Ocular Nutrition) Conference at Downing College, Cambridge 11th – 13th July 2018 dedicated to the role of nutrition and lifestyle for the eye and brain where nutritional scientists discuss research findings and discuss ideas relating to the role of nutrition for human health and wellbeing: see www.bonconference.org.