Study: chicken essence can boost short-term memory

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-04
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Have trouble with your short-term memory? A Taiwanese study suggests that chicken essence will cure it.

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(Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

A Taipei Medical University Shuang Ho Hospital-led study found that drinking essence of chicken for a certain period of time could help improve our short-term memory and work efficiency.

A total of 102 people, aged between 20 and 65 and who have to handle high amounts of pressure during work, participated in the test, according to Hu Chaur-jong, the leading researcher and vice president of Taipei Medical University. Each participant was given one bottle of 70 ml chicken essence per day, and for two weeks.

The team observed participants’ performance on the tests of concentration, mental alertness, long-term memory, and short-term memory before and after drinking chicken essence. The result was said to show an obvious enhancement in short-term memory especially for those working under pressure and being in low spirits. “The essence of chicken contains brain-friendly peptide and that might help,” Dr. Hu said.     [FULL  STORY]

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