D Benton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wales
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The influence on cognition of the interaction between the macro-nutrient content of breakfast and glucose tolerance
    Samantha Nabb
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
    Physiol Behav 87:16-23. 2006
  2. doi request reprint The effect of the consumption of water on the memory and attention of children
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Appetite 53:143-6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate ingestion, blood glucose and mood
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:293-308. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of breakfast and a mid-morning snack on the ability of children to concentrate at school
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Physiol Behav 90:382-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The influence of the glycaemic load of breakfast on the behaviour of children in school
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Physiol Behav 92:717-24. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, and mood in nonclinical samples: a meta-analysis
    Sara Jayne Long
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Psychosom Med 75:144-53. 2013
  7. doi request reprint To establish the parameters of optimal nutrition do we need to consider psychological in addition to physiological parameters?
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Mol Nutr Food Res 57:6-19. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Supplementation with DHA and the psychological functioning of young adults
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Br J Nutr 109:155-61. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Vitamins and neural and cognitive developmental outcomes in children
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 71:14-26. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Symposium on nutrition and cognition: towards research and application for different life stages
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 21:104-24. 2012

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint The influence on cognition of the interaction between the macro-nutrient content of breakfast and glucose tolerance
    Samantha Nabb
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
    Physiol Behav 87:16-23. 2006
    ..It was concluded that individual differences in glucose tolerance interact with the glycaemic load of a meal to influence cognitive functioning...
  2. doi request reprint The effect of the consumption of water on the memory and attention of children
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Appetite 53:143-6. 2009
    ..The ability to sustain attention was not significantly influenced by whether water had been drunk...
  3. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate ingestion, blood glucose and mood
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:293-308. 2002
    ..There is a need in future research to contrast the impact of carbohydrate on mood in those distinguished because of their pre-existing psychological and physiological functioning...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of breakfast and a mid-morning snack on the ability of children to concentrate at school
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Physiol Behav 90:382-5. 2007
    ..The adverse effect of a small breakfast was reversed by the consumption of a mid-morning snack...
  5. ncbi request reprint The influence of the glycaemic load of breakfast on the behaviour of children in school
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Physiol Behav 92:717-24. 2007
    ..The importance of the results was discussed in the context of the wide range of factors that influence behaviour in school...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, and mood in nonclinical samples: a meta-analysis
    Sara Jayne Long
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Psychosom Med 75:144-53. 2013
    ..When diet does not provide an optimal intake of micronutrients, supplementation is expected to benefit mood. This meta-analysis evaluated the influence of diet supplementation on mood in nonclinical samples...
  7. doi request reprint To establish the parameters of optimal nutrition do we need to consider psychological in addition to physiological parameters?
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Mol Nutr Food Res 57:6-19. 2013
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Supplementation with DHA and the psychological functioning of young adults
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Br J Nutr 109:155-61. 2013
    ..After 50 d, recently acquired information was more likely to be forgotten by those who had consumed DHA. No significant differences in mood, reaction times, vigilance or visual acuity were found...
  9. doi request reprint Vitamins and neural and cognitive developmental outcomes in children
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 71:14-26. 2012
    ..As such, the preliminary reports in double-blind placebo-controlled trials that aspects of cognition and behaviour respond to supplementation with multi-micronutrients may indicate the way forward...
  10. ncbi request reprint Symposium on nutrition and cognition: towards research and application for different life stages
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 21:104-24. 2012
    ..Placing diet into a broader social and psychological context greatly increases the chance of generating significant findings. This report highlights and reviews presentations and discussions at the symposium...
  11. ncbi request reprint The influence of breakfast and a snack on psychological functioning
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, SA2 8PP, Wales, Swansea, UK
    Physiol Behav 74:559-71. 2001
    ..On a number of occasions, better memory was associated with lower blood glucose levels. These findings support previous observations that better glucose tolerance was associated with better memory...
  12. ncbi request reprint Role of parents in the determination of the food preferences of children and the development of obesity
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:858-69. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Breakfasts that release glucose at different speeds interact with previous alcohol intake to influence cognition and mood before and after lunch
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
    Behav Neurosci 118:936-43. 2004
    ..After lunch, if more than 4.5 g alcohol had been drunk the previous evening, the RAG breakfast, but neither the SAG meal nor fasting, resulted in a more confused feeling...
  14. doi request reprint The plausibility of sugar addiction and its role in obesity and eating disorders
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
    Clin Nutr 29:288-303. 2010
    ..To consider the hypothesis that addiction to food, or more specifically sucrose, plays a role in obesity and eating disorders...
  15. doi request reprint Sucrose and behavioral problems
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 48:385-401. 2008
    ..In fact meta-analysis of well designed studies that have examined the impact of sucrose on the behavior of children produced no evidence that it has an adverse influence...
  16. doi request reprint The influence of a glucose containing drink on the behavior of children in school
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Biol Psychol 78:242-5. 2008
    ..After drinking a glucose containing drink, children aged 9-11 years were found to have better memories and spent more time on task when working in class, although the ability to sustain attention was not influenced...
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of diet on anti-social, violent and criminal behaviour
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Wales, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 31:752-74. 2007
    ..Reactions were not observed in all members of groups chosen because they share a common behavioural designation or diagnosis...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of consuming a milk drink containing a probiotic on mood and cognition
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Wales, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 61:355-61. 2007
    ..The impact on mood and memory of consuming a probiotic containing milk drink, or a placebo, was examined as, previously, a poor mood has been found to correlate with the frequency of constipation...
  19. doi request reprint The influence of dietary status on the cognitive performance of children
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, UK
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:457-70. 2010
    ..In the short term, there is increasing evidence that the missing of breakfast has negative consequences late in the morning. A working hypothesis is that meals of a low rather than high glycaemic load are beneficial...
  20. ncbi request reprint The influence on cognition of the interactions between lecithin, carnitine and carbohydrate
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP Swansea, Wales, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 175:84-91. 2004
    ..Neither mood nor the ability to sustain attention were influenced by these procedures. The hypothesis that memory would be facilitated by offering supplements of lecithin, carnitine and glucose was not supported...
  21. ncbi request reprint The effects of nutrients on mood
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Public Health Nutr 2:403-9. 1999
    ..In four double-blind studies an improvement in thiamine status was associated with improved mood. Iron deficiency anaemia is common, particularly in women, and is associated with apathy, depression and rapid fatigue when exercising...
  22. ncbi request reprint Micro-nutrient supplementation and the intelligence of children
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 25:297-309. 2001
    ..The topic is at a very early stage and needs the clarification gained from a series of large-scale studies that consider children of a wide range of ages, dietary styles and social backgrounds...
  23. ncbi request reprint The influence of phosphatidylserine supplementation on mood and heart rate when faced with an acute stressor
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom
    Nutr Neurosci 4:169-78. 2001
    ..The study for the first time reports an improvement in mood following PS supplementation in a sub-group of young healthy adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Selenium intake, mood and other aspects of psychological functioning
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 5:363-74. 2002
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  25. pmc Dehydration influences mood and cognition: a plausible hypothesis?
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Nutrients 3:555-73. 2011
    ..In these studies children, eating and drinking as normal, have been tested on occasions when they have and not have consumed a drink. After a drink both memory and attention have been found to be improved...
  26. doi request reprint The influence of creatine supplementation on the cognitive functioning of vegetarians and omnivores
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Br J Nutr 105:1100-5. 2011
    ..Irrespective of dietary style, the supplementation of creatine decreased the variability in the responses to a choice reaction-time task...
  27. doi request reprint Mood and the macro-nutrient composition of breakfast and the mid-day meal
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Appetite 55:436-40. 2010
    ..The suggestion that mood during the morning might influence food choice at mid-day was considered but no association was found...
  28. ncbi request reprint Breakfast, blood glucose, and cognition
    D Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 67:772S-778S. 1998
    ..It appears that breakfast consumption influences cognition via several mechanisms, including an increase in blood glucose...
  29. ncbi request reprint Blood glucose and subjective energy following cognitive demand
    D S Owens
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, UK
    Physiol Behav 62:471-8. 1997
    ..In three studies, with three cognitive tasks, the Stroop Task, Rapid Information Processing Task, and a difficult test of hand-eye coordination, falling blood glucose was associated with feeling less energetic...
  30. doi request reprint Caffeine can decrease subjective energy depending on the vehicle with which it is consumed and when it is measured
    H A Young
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 228:243-54. 2013
    ..Energy drinks contain glucose and caffeine, although in the longer term both adversely influence blood glucose homeostasis, with the unconsidered potential to have adverse consequences for cognition and mood...
  31. ncbi request reprint "Depression" increases "craving" for sweet rewards in animal and human models of depression and craving
    P Willner
    Centre for Substance Abuse Research, Department of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 136:272-83. 1998
    ..Implications for the interpretation of pharmacological studies using the PR procedure are also discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effect of the interaction between glucose tolerance and breakfasts varying in carbohydrate and fibre on mood and cognition
    Samantha L Nabb
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK
    Nutr Neurosci 9:161-8. 2006
    ..The effect with reactions times differed from memory in that a greater intake of carbohydrate resulted in faster responses later in the morning...
  33. ncbi request reprint The delivery rate of dietary carbohydrates affects cognitive performance in both rats and humans
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 166:86-90. 2003
    ..Glucose is the main metabolic fuel of the brain. The rate of glucose delivery from food to the bloodstream depends on the nature of carbohydrates in the diet, which can be summarized as the glycaemic index (GI)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate, memory, and mood
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, United Kingdom
    Nutr Rev 61:S61-7. 2003
    ..Because pure sources of carbohydrate will be rarely consumed, the possibility that foods of different glycemic indices will modify mood and memory is briefly considered...
  35. ncbi request reprint Cognitive functioning is susceptible to the level of blood glucose
    R T Donohoe
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 145:378-85. 1999
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Phosphatidylserine supplementation and recovery following downhill running
    Michael I Kingsley
    University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:1617-25. 2006
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Indices of Multiple Deprivation predict breastfeeding duration in England and Wales
    Amy E Brown
    School of Human Sciences, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    Eur J Public Health 20:231-5. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between breastfeeding duration and socio-economic status as measured by the English and Welsh Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of phosphatidylserine on exercise capacity during cycling in active males
    Michael I Kingsley
    Department of Sports Science, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:64-71. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of phosphatidylserine on oxidative stress following intermittent running
    Michael I Kingsley
    Department of Sports Science, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:1300-6. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Female body image following acquired brain injury
    H F R Howes
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Brain Inj 19:403-15. 2005
    ..To investigate body image concerns and psycho-emotional health in females with acquired brain injury (ABI)...
  41. doi request reprint The influence of children's diet on their cognition and behavior
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK
    Eur J Nutr 47:25-37. 2008
    ..Where appropriate the main themes and conclusions are summarized and attention is drawn to review articles that allow those interested to go further...
  42. ncbi request reprint How should we measure nutrition-induced improvements in memory?
    David Benton
    Dept of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
    Eur J Nutr 44:485-98. 2005
    ..It is inevitable that the form of the test used will need to be chosen carefully for the population being studied...
  43. doi request reprint Micronutrient status, cognition and behavioral problems in childhood
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, SA2 8PP, UK
    Eur J Nutr 47:38-50. 2008
    ..The controversial suggestions that sub-clinical deficiencies of micronutrients may in industrialized societies influence anti-social behavior and intelligence are also discussed...
  44. doi request reprint Neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration: are there critical stages for nutritional intervention?
    David Benton
    Department of Psychology, University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
    Nutr Rev 68:S6-10. 2010
    ..If this model is accurate, diet is influential throughout the entire lifespan, and this has substantial methodological implications for the study of the topic...
  45. ncbi request reprint Male body image following acquired brain injury
    Hannah Howes
    Department of Psychology, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales, UK
    Brain Inj 19:135-47. 2005
    ..The finding that ABI has a negative effect on body image and that this relates to psycho-emotional health should be investigated further, perhaps being included in future rehabilitation strategies...
  46. ncbi request reprint General methodological considerations for the assessment of nutritional influences on human cognitive functions
    Jeroen A J Schmitt
    Nestlé Research Center Nutrition and Health Dept, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Eur J Nutr 44:459-64. 2005
    ..General methods of cognitive assessment, selection of appropriate tests, factors that may mediate task performance and issues pertaining to the interpretation of the results are discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Attention, psychomotor functions and age
    Konrad Wolfgang Kallus
    Karl Franzens Universitat Graz, Institut fur Psychologie, Graz, Austria
    Eur J Nutr 44:465-84. 2005
    ..The effects are comparable to the effects obtained in younger groups, while there is only weak evidence for specific compensatory effects in aged persons. Finally the role of nutrition for the processes of healthy aging is discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint On the front line
    David Benton
    Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 10:15-7. 2003
  49. ncbi request reprint NMC consultations: is the devil in the detail?
    David Benton
    Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 10:13-5. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Agenda for Change: job evaluation
    David Benton
    Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen
    Nurs Stand 17:39-42. 2003
    ..While this is clearly important, this article focuses on the possible longer term, cultural, career, service, education and regulatory impact of this initiative...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sharing best practice across the Atlantic
    David Benton
    NHS Grampian
    Nurs Times 100:26-7. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint Babies and bath water: regulating to protect the public or control the professions?
    David Benton
    Int Nurs Rev 54:111-2. 2007