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Love it or Hate it- Marmite May Affect the Functioning of Brain

28 Apr 17

Marmite is the brand name for a product sold worldwide as a food spread. Its origin comes from Britain as well as New Zealand. The Unilever owned product is made from yeast extract and is known to be very popular bread spread across the globe.

Now, scientists at the University of New York have discovered a potential link between brain activity and consumption of Marmite. The reports reveal that there is an apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with functioning of the brain.

By measuring electrical activity using electroencephalography (EEG), participants consuming one teaspoon of marmite every day for a month were compared to a control group who consumed peanut butter for the same time. The results showed substantial reduction of around 30% in their brain’s response to visual stimuli.

This may be due to the presence of vitamin B12 which supposedly increases levels of a specific neurotransmitter called GABA. 

It took around 8 weeks to observe the recorded changes in functioning of the brain. This suggests that dietary intakes can potentially have long term effects on brain function.

Content: www.sciencedaily.com


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