Maintaining Memory with Age: The Diverse Neurocognitive Benefits of Polyphenols*
Presented by: Kelly Heim, Ph.D.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:00 p.m. EST
Maintaining cognitive function is a vital aspect of healthy aging. Epidemiological studies have associated higher intakes of polyphenols, which are present in fruits and vegetables, with healthy cognitive function and other benefits as we age. These compounds, which include flavonoids, curcuminoids, resveratrol and proanthocyanidins, support global and verbal memory scores, cognitive flexibility, and episodic memory in aging populations. In this webinar, Dr. Kelly Heim will present up-to-date evidence on specific compounds with proven efficacy, with a focus on low-molecular weight polyphenols that cross the blood-brain barrier and have well-documented utility in clinical practice.*
- Understand the typical changes in brain function that often develop progressively from midlife onward
- Learn why polyphenols are one of the most promising categories of phytochemicals for healthy aging and brain function*
- Learn which polyphenol-rich foods and supplements to prioritize for maintaining memory and mental capacity with age*
- Learn how to translate new research findings to clinical practice easily and effectively
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Dr. Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. is a nutritional pharmacologist and Senior Director of Scientific Affairs for Atrium Innovations’ heath care practitioner brands, for which he oversees the scientific integrity and safety of products by maintaining rigorous standards of research evaluation and its application to product formulation. Dr. Heim has a doctorate in pharmacology from Dartmouth Medical School and a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire. His reviews and book chapters have traversed critical topics in nutrition and pharmacology, with a focus on examining the mechanisms by which dietary polyphenols and other phytochemicals favorably influence human health.