The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day.
The brain also requires certain nutrients to stay healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, help build and repair brain cells, and antioxidants reduce cellular stress and inflammation, which are linked to brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
‘The science behind the best Brain Foods’ explores the scientific evidence behind the best brain foods.
Dr Yoram Barak is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin and consultant psychogeriatrician at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand Southern (formerly SDHB).
Yoram’s research interests include a wide range of psychiatric conditions, with special emphasis on old-age psychiatry, and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. His book “Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease” has been published in the US. He was the medical director of Israel’s inpatient psychiatric services for Holocaust survivors for 25 years. He is past president of the Israeli Association of Old-Age Psychiatry, and is the associate editor for Aging Psychiatry of the Frontiers in Psychiatry. Yoram serves on the board of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age for the RANZC Psychiatry.
If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a recording of “The science behind the best Brain Foods” will be emailed to you in the week following the Brain Health Aotearoa – 2024 Brain Symposium.
Brain Health Aotearoa Presents
March 15, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brain Health Aotearoa - Online Event
Brain Health Symposium 2024 | The science behind the best Brain Foods | Online presentation by Dr. Yoram Barak.