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The Effects of Carbohydrates, in Isolation and Combined with Caffeine, on Cognitive Performance and Mood-Current Evidence and Future Directions.

Clare L. Lawton; Louise Dye; Neil Bernard Boyle;
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  • Published: 09 Feb 2018 Journal: Nutrients (issn: 2072-6643, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
This review examines the effects of carbohydrates, delivered individually and in combination with caffeine, on a range of cognitive domains and subjective mood. There is evidence for beneficial effects of glucose at a dose of 25 g on episodic memory, but exploration of dose effects has not been systematic and the effects on other cognitive domains is not known. Factors contributing to the differential sensitivity to glucose facilitation include age, task difficulty/demand, task domain, and glucoregulatory control. There is modest evidence to suggest modulating glycemic response may impact cognitive function. The evidence presented in this review identifies dose ...
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free text keywords: carbohydrate, caffeine, cognitive performance, subjective mood, glycemic response, glucose, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Review, Food Science, Placebo, Cognition, Mood, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Clinical psychology, Glycemic, Effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance, Episodic memory, Facilitation, Medicine, business.industry, business
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