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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 organic food intake in childhood with better 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.


5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - 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.


22 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition

Date: 22/04/2019

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.


25 March 2019 - The Conversation - Health check: can eating certain foods make you smarter?

Date: 25/03/2019

As well as potentially improving our brain function, eating healthy foods - i.e. "good fats", vegetables, nuts and berries - could improve our mental well-being, and could even help the planet, too.


14 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reaction time

Date: 14/03/2019

How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much?


1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children

Date: 01/10/2018

Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.


10 September 2018 - The Scientist - Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice

Date: 10/09/2018

The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.


1 August 2018 - Science Daily - Measure of belly fat in older adults is linked with cognitive impairment

Date: 01/08/2018

Data from over 5,000 adults over the age of 60 indicates that as waist:hip ratio increases, so does cognitive impairment. The findings have significant implications as the global prevalence of dementia is predicted to increase from 24.3 million in 2001 to 81.1 million by 2040.


24 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Alzheimer's disease risk impacted by the liver, diet

Date: 24/07/2018

Reduced levels of plasmalogens - a class of lipids created in the liver that are integral to cell membranes in the brain - are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's Disease, according to new research.


19 September 2017 - Nutraingredients - Ageing brain to benefit from nutrition, exercise and lifestyle: Review

Date: 19/09/2017

Dietary approaches to promote healthy brain ageing should look to factor in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to target not only the brain but also overall cardio-metabolic health.