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Daily fibre supplement improves older adults’ brain function in just three months – new study

By Mary Ni Lochlainn, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine, and Post Doctoral Research Fellow, King's College London
In just 12 weeks, a daily fibre supplement improved brain function in twins over the age of 65. Could the microbes in our gut hold the key to preventing cognitive decline in our ageing population?

The study my colleagues and I conducted showed that this simple and cheap food supplement can improve performance in memory tests – tests that are used to spot early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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