Milk Containing BF-7 Enhances the Learning and Memory, Attention, and Mathematical Ability of Normal Persons
- Do Hee Kim Hyun Jung Lee Gooi Hun Choi Ok Hyeon Kim Kwang Gill Lee Joo Hong Yeo Jun Young Lee Sang H
- Food Science of Animal Resources
- Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources 제29권 제2호
- 등재여부 : KCI등재
- 278 - 282 (5 pages)
Previous studies indicate that BF-7 enhances learning and memory in normal and elderly individuals. Here, we evaluated whether milk containing BF-7 (BF-7 milk) could improve the brain function, with thirty normal university students (21±1.2 years). Two versions of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test were used under double-blinded conditions to measure the efficacy of BF-7 milk on learning and memory, especially working memory and attention, and on mathematical ability. As a result, BF-7 milk improved the accuracy of the task more than 3-fold. Furthermore, BF-7 milk protected cultured neuronal cells from 3-hydroxykynurenine, a normal endogenous brain stress agent. These results indicate that BF-7 milk enhances memory, attention and mathematical ability in normal persons.