Nutrition for the Ageing Brain, Symposium
agosto 30 - agosto 31
Nutrition for the Ageing Brain
MOVING TOWARDS CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
30th -31st August 2018, Madrid, Spain
Decline on cognitive abilities with age occurs in healthy individuals and spreads through adult lifespan. The mechanisms contributing to normal ageing, including oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and vascular dysfunction are the same as those contributing to the development of neurological diseases. In pathological conditions these mechanisms become exacerbated, triggered by different factors which might be genetic or environmental. Despite a wealth of data on how nutrients and diets may support cognitive functions and preserve brain health, the therapeutic and pharmacological potential of these natural compounds still remains to be fully translated in humans and in clinical conditions.