Higher self-reported frequency of UPF consumption linked with poorer mental health and wellbeing
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
"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."
Growing evidence points to a connection between mental illness and altered metabolism in the brain; thus, treatment addressing this dysfunction may improve patient outcomes.
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.
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.
In this study they found better scores in fluid intelligence and working memory with higher organic food intake and lower fast food intake.
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.
This is the first study to highlight that cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood through mid-life may influence poor cognitive performance at midlife.
Obesity is associated with chronic, body-wide inflammation that slow shrinks brain regions that are used for learning new things and recalling memories.
What a mum eats and drinks during breastfeeding may influence their infant's brain development
Can controlling blood sugar levels improve the ability to clearly think in Type 2 diabetic patients?
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
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.
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.
Having less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, according to a new study.
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.