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Consumption of Ultra Processed Food and Mental Wellbeing Outcomes

Date: 02/10/2023

Higher self-reported frequency of UPF consumption linked with poorer mental health and wellbeing

Study finds 'concerning' links between BMI and children's brain health

Date: 26/04/2023

Pre-teen children with overweight or obesity show notable differences in cognitive performance, brain structures, and brain circuitry when compared to those with normal body-mass index (BMI), new research shows.

British doctor pioneers low-carb diet as cure for obesity and type 2 diabetes

Date: 09/04/2023

“When people stop eating so much processed food and carbohydrates, they are not as hungry and the weight drops off. They also feel much better.”

Why 'Dieting' backfires: Brain amplifies signal of hunger synapses, finds study

Date: 25/03/2023

Restrictive dieting (in mice) changes communication in the brain, new research has shown. Nerve cells that mediate the feeling of hunger receive stronger signals, leading to overeating and weight gain after the diet ends - and those signalling changes are persistent.

Mother's health, diet during pregnancy may impact child's later neurodevelopment

Date: 19/01/2023

An overall good quality of diet and higher fish consumption during pregnancy may result in more favourable cognitive and language skills when the child is 2-year-old.

Obesity linked to poor brain health in children

Date: 28/11/2022

"Our study showed that higher weight and BMI z-scores in 9- and 10-year-olds were associated with changes in macrostructures, microstructures and functional connectivity that worsened brain health."

Obesity medicine expert discusses the connection between metabolism and mental health

Date: 17/11/2022

Growing evidence points to a connection between mental illness and altered metabolism in the brain; thus, treatment addressing this dysfunction may improve patient outcomes.

Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD

Date: 08/09/2022

Children of women with gestational diabetes and obesity may be twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to those whose mothers did not have obesity, according to new research.

Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition

Date: 19/08/2021

Children born to women with obesity should be observed closely for neurodevelopmental problems and referred as appropriate for early intervention or other supportive services, according to the authors of this study.

Study associates diet in childhood with cognitive development

Date: 30/06/2021

In this study they found better scores in fluid intelligence and working memory with higher organic food intake and lower fast food intake.

Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems

Date: 08/06/2021

Children who consume too much sugar could be at greater risk of becoming obese, hyperactive, and cognitively impaired, as adults, according to the results of a new study of mice led by QUT and published by Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Managing children's weight, blood pressure and cholesterol protects brain function mid-life

Date: 10/05/2021

This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife.

Is Your Belly Fat Fogging Your Thinking?

Date: 07/05/2021

Obesity is associated with chronic, body-wide inflammation that slow shrinks brain regions that are used for learning new things and recalling memories.

Sugary beverages consumed while breastfeeding affect cognitive development in children

Date: 06/10/2020

What a mum eats and drinks during breastfeeding may influence their infant's brain development

Enhancing blood sugar control boosts brain health for people with type 2 diabetes

Date: 02/10/2020

Can controlling blood sugar levels improve the ability to clearly think in Type 2 diabetic patients?

World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity

Date: 24/09/2020

New findings suggest that losing weight is particularly important for healthy brain aging or for recovery in people who suffer strokes or brain injuries, where learning is fundamental for recovery

Body weight has surprising, alarming impact on brain function

Date: 05/08/2020

As a person's weight goes up, all regions of the brain go down in activity and blood flow, according to a new brain imaging study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. One of the largest studies linking obesity with brain dysfunction, scientists analyzed over 35,000 functional neuroimaging scans using single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) from more than 17,000 individuals to measure blood flow and brain activity. Low cerebral blood flow is the #1 brain imaging predictor that a person will develop Alzheimer's disease.

Visceral fat delivers signal to the brain that hurts cognition

Date: 03/03/2020

Excessive weight around our middle gives our brain's resident immune cells heavy exposure to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages cognition, scientists say.

18 December 2019 - Futurity - More body fat may hamper thinking as you age

Date: 18/12/2019

Having less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, according to a new study.

High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia

Date: 05/11/2019

This study is the first large-scale cohort to examine the association of late-life waist circumference with the incidence of dementia in an older population.