Robert Krikorian is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center. His research concerns the influence of nutrition on health and aging and, in particular, nutritional interventions to reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Did You Know
- The health benefits of regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids-containing foods include lower inflammation, reduced cardiovascular risks, and improved mental function.
- Among the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids are wild salmon, Arctic char, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, oysters, and rainbow trout.
- Fasting for two to three hours before sleep can improve glucose disposal and improve sleep quality.
- On average, vegetables contain just 6% carbohydrate and 40% fiber by weight.
- On average, fruits contain 12% carbohydrate and 25% fiber by weight.
- On average, grain-based foods contain 50% carbohydrate and 6% fiber by weight.
- On average, sweets contain 78% carbohydrate and 2% fiber by weight.
- Kale, collard greens, and mustard greens are among the most nutritious foods.
- Relatively high fat consumption in the context of lower carbohydrate consumption has several health benefits.
- Research conducted at the UC medical center has shown that regular berry fruit consumption can improve memory performance and enhance brain activation.