Nutrition, neurogenesis and the ageing brain

On 22nd November, Jon Day and Sophie Miquel gave a keynote presentation entitled ‘Nutrition, neurogenesis and the ageing brain’ at Food Matters Live.

Aging presents a global grand-challenge:

  • Between 2015 and 2030 the number of people aged 60 years or over is predicted to grow by 56% from 901 million to 1.4 billion
  • All nations will need to spend more on healthcare to treat and manage dementia and other age-related cognitive-diseases
  • By 2050, increases in the ageing population will present significant economic and social challenges, and the burden for healthcare systems will become enormous
  • The current cost of dementia alone is $818 billion worldwide. By 2030, it is expected to reach $2 trillion.

Find out how nutrition influences the ageing brain in the video below.

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