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Edible bird nest as a potential cognitive enhancer

Loh, Su-Peng and Cheng, Shi-Hui and Mohamed, Wael Mohamed Yousef (2022) Edible bird nest as a potential cognitive enhancer. Frontiers Neurology, 13. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1664-2295

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Cognitive enhancement is defined as the augmentation of the mind’s core capabilities through the improvement of internal or external information processing systems. Recently, the focus has shifted to the potential therapeutic effects of natural products in improving cognitive function. Edible bird’s nest (EBN) is a natural food substance derived from the saliva of swiftlets. Until today, EBN is regarded as a high-priced nutritious food with therapeutic effects. The effectiveness of dietary EBN supplementation to enhance brain development in mammals has been documented. Although the neuroprotection of EBN has been previously reported, however, the impact of EBN on learning and memory control and its potential as a cognitive enhancer drug remains unknown. Thus, this article aims to address the neuroprotective benefits of EBN and its potential effect as a cognitive enhancer. Notably, the current challenges and the future study direction in EBN have been demonstrated.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive enhancers, edible bird’s nest, dietary, neuroprotection, dementia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Basic Medical
Depositing User: Dr Wael Mohamed
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 12:28
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97796

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