The influence of a glucose drink on a demanding working memory task.

@article{Martin1999TheIO,
  title={The influence of a glucose drink on a demanding working memory task.},
  author={Pearl Y Martin and David Benton},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={69-74}
}
A group of young adult females, who had or had not eaten breakfast, drank either a glucose drink or a placebo. Fasting was associated with poorer performance on the Brown-Petersen task, a test of memory. A glucose drink improved the memory of those who had fasted, although it did not influence those who had eaten breakfast. In those who had fasted, the glucose drink resulted in memory comparable to those who had consumed breakfast. Those with higher levels of blood glucose upon arrival in the… CONTINUE READING