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Cornflakes, well-being and cognition

Smith, Andrew ORCID: 2018. Cornflakes, well-being and cognition. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research 16 (3) , pp. 207-218.

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The aim of the present study was to investigate possible short and longer term benefits of having cornflakes for breakfast. One hundred volunteers were assigned to either the cornflakes condition or “no breakfast” condition for 14 days. At the start and end of the study volunteers came into the laboratory and rated their mood and carried out performance tests. The volunteers then had cornflakes or nothing before completing the tests again. Volunteers continued to consume the cornflakes or nothing throughout the study and rated their health and well-being by completing questionnaires every 7 days. The results showed that the acute effects of consumption of cornflakes were a more positive mood and better recall of a list of words. The cornflakes group were 12.3% more alert than the no breakfast group. The weekly questionnaires also revealed longer term benefits of consuming cornflakes. Those consuming cornflakes reported they felt more rested after sleep, had less constipation, less emotional distress, fewer cognitive difficulties (problems of memory and attention), fewer symptoms and a more positive mood. These effects were apparent for both weeks.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: New Century Health Publishers
ISSN: 1540-7535
Funders: Kellogg's
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 October 2018
Date of Acceptance: 16 February 2018
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:38

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