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New Research Shows Milk May Boost Memory, Brain Function

Feb 15, 2012

Drinking at least one glass of milk each day not only boosts the intake of much-needed key nutrients, but it could also positively affect brain function and mental performance, according to a recent study in the International Dairy Journal.

Researchers found that adults with higher intakes of milk and milk products scored significantly higher on memory and other brain function tests than those who drank little to no milk. The researchers suggest some of milk's nutrients may have a direct effect on brain function, presenting "an opportunity to slow or prevent neuropsychological dysfunction."

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