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13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - How bacteria in the gut influence neurodegenerative disorders

New research reveals links between the gut microbiome—the population of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract—and brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets

Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets. This is one of the recommendations from the British Psychological Society report "Changing behaviour: Childhood nutrition".

13 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Mushrooms revealed as potent source of key antioxidants: Study

Mushrooms, particularly certain wild varieties, are abundant in glutathione and ergothoniene, important protectors against oxidative damage, according to recent research published in Food Chemistry.

9 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Benefits of moderate fish consumption in pregnancy may outweigh mercury effects, suggests study

Moderate fish and seafood consumption during pregnancy is linked to better language and communication skills in children at age five, according to a recent Norwegian study published in Environment International.

8 November 2017 - The Guardian - Is your gut microbiome the key to health and happiness?

The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and protozoans that live in our digestive pipes, which collectively weigh up to 2kg (heavier than the average brain).

8 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Insomnia linked to alcohol-use frequency among early adolescents, says new psychology study

Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use.

7 November 2017 - The Conversation - The long, strange history of dieting fads

“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.” William Banting, “Letter on Corpulence,” 1864.

7 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Study finds link between gut microbiota, sleep quality and cognitive flexibility

Evidence in the scientific literature shows that partial sleep deprivation may change the microbiota.

6 November 2017 - The Conversation - It’s not just mums who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

A myriad of studies are showing biological fathers who drink alcohol may have a significant role in causing health problems in their children.

6 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Obesity linked with depressive symptoms, increased disease activity in women with lupus

Obesity is independently associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, including disease activity, depressive symptoms, pain and fatigue.

5 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid intake may affect lupus outcomes

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research.

5 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - The fight against obesity: To tax or not to tax?

Fighting and preventing obesity has become a major health priority in the UK and worldwide, and food taxation has been suggested as a crucial measure in order to achieve this.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Research consortium LipiDiDiet finds a way to impact Alzheimer's disease before it's too late

In this trial patients with prodromal Alzheimer's (often referred to as Mild Cognitive Impairment or MCI) were randomised to receive either the nutritional intervention or an iso-caloric control drink for 24 months.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying to prevent childhood asthma

Consuming fish during pregnancy offers same protection in preventing childhood asthma as fish oil supplements.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - World-first discovery of new carbohydrate 'taste'

Deakin researchers have shown that taste sensitivity to carbohydrates increases intakes of energy and carbohydrates, and leads to a larger waist measurement.

30 October 2017 - Science Daily - Early age of drinking leads to neurocognitive and neuropsychological damage

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment.

29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - New study suggests 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

Groundbreaking research shows that high risk infants (infants with severe eczema and/or a history of egg allergy) who are introduced to peanut-containing food early are significantly more likely not to develop a peanut allergy.

29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.

26 October 2017 - Science Daily - Junk food almost twice as distracting as healthy food

When we haven't eaten, junk food is twice as distracting as healthy food or non-food items.

24 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, new study shows

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.