Auriel Willette: recent publications

Iowa State University Scientists Say “Eat More Cheese” for Brain Health

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease published this groundbreaking research.Auriel Willette, an assistant professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, led the research. Brandon Klinedinst, a Neuroscience Ph.D.

candidate, working in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, collaborated on the study. The research leads to large-scale analyses that link specific foods to better cognitive functioning later in life.

The research team gathered data from 1,787 older adults in the UK (aged 46-77, at the end of the study).They collected the data through the UK Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database and research resource. It contains in-depth genetic and health information from 500,000 UK participants.

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