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May 16th, 2011

Wellness Blog: Aminos Aid More Than Just Nutrition (Part 1)

According to an article on December 7, 2009, in Medicine & Health,  mice improved after brain injury with an amino acid diet. The relevance to you? Read on.

Neurology researchers have shown that feeding amino acids to brain-injured animals restores their cognitive abilities and may set the stage for the first effective treatment for cognitive impairments suffered by people with traumatic brain injuries.

“We have shown in an animal model that dietary intervention can restore a proper balance of neurochemicals in the injured part of the brain, and simultaneously improves cognitive performance,” said study leader Akiva S. Cohen, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

(come back tomorrow for part 2!)

The study appears in an online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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