Accession Number : ADA602334


Title :   Program for Research on Dietary Supplements in Military Operations and Healthcare Metabolically Optimized Brain - JWF


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 May-30 Apr 2014


Corporate Author : SAMUELI INST ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Walter, Joan A ; Eisenberg, David M ; Berry, Kevin G ; Alexander, Mercedes ; Welton, Richard C ; Crawford, Cindy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a602334.pdf


Report Date : May 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : The Program for Research on Dietary Supplements in Military Operations and Healthcare: The Metabolically Optimized Brain (MOB) Study targets a more specific aspect of dietary nutrition, feeding policy and guidelines, and human performance with a focus on optimal cognitive wellness and performance. The purpose of the study is to identify the state of the science by rigorously exploring the evidence in scientific literature for a metabolically optimized brain: 1) nutritional and metabolic elements for enhancing cognitive performance (efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of dietary and supplemental enhancement of brain function); and 2) nutrient and dietary possibilities to mitigate cognitive and psychological consequences of brain injury during combat and operational exposures. Then, turning science into action (policy then practice), facilitate knowledge translation through policy recommendations for the U.S. military services (dining facility policy, menu, and practice recommendations) to promote optimal mission-ready brain function and performance; and mitigate cognitive and psychological consequences of brain injury from high intensity training, and combat operations exposures.


Descriptors :   *COGNITION , *DIET , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *NUTRITION , BRAIN , FUNCTIONS , HEALTH , HIGH INTENSITY , METABOLISM , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , NUTRIENTS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , OPTIMIZATION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , POLICIES , PSYCHOLOGY , SAFETY , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE