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It is an unfortunate fact that brain function declines with age. What can start with minor irritation about losing your keys or forgetting the name of your favourite beer, can become a serious health issue. But there is a big difference between what is a normal process of getting older and wiser, and a degenerative disease - and it is possible that what you eat can impact on how your brain ages.
Dr James Dekker
James Dekker has for worked on probiotic bacteria at Fonterra for about 20 years. He started his career with a science degree from Massey University, followed by stints in Australia, England, and Christchurch (NZ) before ending up (much to his surprise) back in Palmerston North. In recent years James has broadened his research interests at Fonterra into the wider role of dairy in health and nutrition.
Dr Ian Zajac
I am a Research Scientist and Provisional Psychologist. I work with a variety of industry and other partners on research projects focussing on substantiating nutritional and dietary interventions for health benefits. In particular, I am interested in the role of nutrients and dietary patterns for supporting human cognitive function and improving mood and wellbeing.