CHAPTER 5: Food for Thought – Eggs and Neurocognition
Published:01 May 2019
As the elderly population increases, so too does the incidence of people with cognitive impairment. The ability to carry out complex thought processes is the basis for maintaining quality of life; elderly individuals with cognitive impairment may have few alternatives to entering assisted living facilities. Therefore, the goal is to slow this inevitable cognitive decline so that individuals can maintain quality of life as they age. The amount of research supporting a positive relationship between the egg and two of its innate essential nutrients (choline and lutein) and cognition has grown exponentially over the last decade.