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Commentary - Journal of Nutrition and Human Health (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2

Protein and brain health: Exploring the connection between nutrition and cognitive function

Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a critical role in various physiological functions. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the role of protein in brain health and cognitive function. This article aims to review the current literature on the relationship between protein intake and brain health, including cognitive function, mood, and mental health. The article also discusses the potential mechanisms underlying the effects of protein on the brain, including the modulation of neurotransmitter systems and the promotion of neuroplasticity. The connection between nutrition and cognitive function is a complex and multifaceted one. While there are specific nutrients that have been shown to be particularly important for brain health, a healthy diet overall is likely the most important factor in maintaining cognitive function over the long term. By prioritizing a balanced and nutrient-rich diet, individuals can support their brain health and reduce their risk of cognitive decline and other neurological disorders.

Author(s): Alabi Ojo

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