Title

Glucoregulatory and Order Effects on Verbal Episodic Memory in Healthy Adolescents After Oral Glucose Administration

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science, Psychology

School

Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science

RAS ID

5813

Comments

This article was originally published as: Smith, M., & Foster, J. K. (2008). Glucoregulatory and Order Effects on Verbal Episodic Memory in Healthy Adolescents After Oral Glucose Administration. Biological Psychology, 79(2), 209-215. Original article available here

Abstract

The ingestion of oral glucose has been observed to facilitate memory performance in both elderly individuals and in young adults. However, fewer studies have investigated the effect of glucose on memory in children or adolescents. In the present study, the ingestion of a glucose laden drink was observed to enhance verbal episodic memory performance in healthy adolescents under conditions of divided attention, relative to a placebo drink. Further analyses found that this glucose memory facilitation effect was observed only in adolescents exhibiting better glucoregulatory efficiency. These findings demonstrate that the glucose memory facilitation effect can be generalised to younger individuals. The importance of controlling for treatment order in within-subjects designs investigating the glucose memory enhancement effect is also discussed

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1016/j.biopsycho.2008.05.001