Implications of Food Components Interactions for Research Design: Guiding Principles for Studying Effects of Multi-Component Combinations on Brain Functions

Background and objectives
The effects of food on brain functions are mostly seen from nutrient combinations rather than from isolated nutrients. However, the trend is changing, and scientific interests are increasingly focusing on understanding the role of individual nutrients on brain functions. But clear guidance and evidence for a multi-component combination approach is lacking.

Thus, this activity:

  • increases awareness and understanding of the interactions of nutrients on brain functions;
  • provides clear substantiation and evidence when designing future studies aiming at investigating the impact of multi-component combinations on brain functions.

The Expert Group will deliver a peer-reviewed publication that provides robust guiding principles for the study of multi-component interventions for brain health.