Study Shows Eating Iron-Biofortified Pearl Millet Benefits Brain As Well As Body
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A study conducted in India has shown that eating iron-biofortified pearl millet measurably improves brain function and cognitive behaviors like memory and attention, in addition to increasing iron levels in the body. These findings are consistent with an earlier study in Rwanda with women who ate iron beans. “These results are exciting, not only because they demonstrate that brain activity can be normalized by eating an iron-biofortified crop, but that brain health needs to be thought about along with other health outcomes,” said Michael Wenger, Director of the University of Oklahoma’s Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Professor of Psychology and Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology and lead author of the publication.