Breakfast consumption and exercise interact to affect cognitive performance and mood later in the day: a randomized controlled trial.

Overview of attention for article published in Appetite, April 2013
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Article title
Breakfast consumption and exercise interact to affect cognitive performance and mood later in the day: a randomized controlled trial.
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Appetite, April 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2013.04.011
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Abstract

The current study assessed the interactive effect of breakfast and exercise on cognition and mood. Twelve active males completed four trials; no breakfast-rest, breakfast-rest, no breakfast-exercise or breakfast-exercise in a randomized, cross-over design. The trials consisted of; breakfast or fast, a 2h rest, exercise (treadmill run) or equivalent rest, a chocolate milk drink, a 90 min rest and an ad libitum lunch. Cognitive performance and mood were recorded frequently throughout each trial. Data was analysed as pre-exercise/rest, during and immediately post exercise/rest and post-drink. No effects were found prior to consumption of the drink. Post-drink, fasting before exercise increased mental fatigue compared to consuming breakfast before exercise and fasting before rest. Tension increased when breakfast was consumed at rest and when exercise was undertaken fasted compared to omitting breakfast before rest. Breakfast before rest decreased rapid visual information processing task speed and impaired Stroop performance. Breakfast omission improved Four Choice Reaction Time performance. To conclude, breakfast before exercise appeared beneficial for post-exercise mood even when a post-exercise snack was consumed. Exercise reversed post-breakfast cognitive impairment in active males.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 4%
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 24 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student (Bachelor) 5 19%
Student (Master) 3 12%
Student (Postgraduate) 2 8%
Ph.D. Student 2 8%
Post Doc 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 10 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biological Sciences 4 15%
Medicine 4 15%
Sports and Recreation 3 12%
Psychology 3 12%
Mathematics 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 10 38%

Score in context

This article has an Altmetric score of 109.05. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 07 November 2014.
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#17,715
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