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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Title
Breakfast consumption and exercise interact to affect cognitive performance and mood later in the day. A randomized controlled trial
Published in
Appetite, April 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2013.04.011
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Veasey RC, Gonzalez JT, Kennedy DO, Haskell CF, Stevenson EJ

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 %
Canada 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Nigeria 1 2%
Unknown 47 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 28%
Student > Bachelor 14 26%
Researcher 13 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 28%
Psychology 12 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 15%
Sports and Recreations 5 9%
Social Sciences 5 9%
Other 8 15%

Attention Score in Context

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