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Marrero AM
State of the art on cerebral nutrition
Rev Acta Médica 2016; 17 (2)

Language: Español
References: 25
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Food, nutritional and metabolic support can contribute to improve the biological structure and function of the neuronal cells and to comprehensive patient care. Nutrition is an integrative science that favors the practice of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work. Its relation to health and mental illness is established because the set of chemical reactions that preserve the fullness of the brain subsystem needs nutrients, which are obtained from food provided by the diet. The present work aims to comprehensively approach neurosciences with the sciences of food and nutrition. Cerebral nutrition is a recent term, particularly, it is a branch of Nutrition, since the brain is an organ that fulfills important metabolic functions and the nutrients involved play an important role in its development, which influences all stages of the life cycle of the human being. Any food education program could help to promote mental health and the prevention and correction of mental and psychiatric disorders.

Key words: brain, vitamins, cognitive disorder, omega-3.


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