Food for Thought (1991)

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  • Country

    Great Britain

  • Year

    1991

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Synopsis

Some doctors, students and professionals in the U.S.A. and Europe are taking `nootropics' or `cognition enhancers' in the belief that the pills will improve their minds. These unlicensed drugs have arrived in Britain and the programme investigates this expanding, but controversial area of the pharmaceutical industry. Questions whether `nootropics' could offer successful therapies for diseases that impair thinking and memory in old age, and offer others "better living through chemistry".

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