These findings suggest that previous linkages between caffeine and substance use in adolescence also extend to younger initiation, and may stem from core neurocognitive features thought conducive to substance initiation.
Problems in the gut can affect our mood and behavior, including aggression.
The authors urge governments to take ambitious and decisive action, with immediate public health outreach to help citizens identify ultra-processed foods and limit their exposure. In the paper's final sentence, the authors state the urgency of action directly, "Everyone's health is at stake."
This study revealed evidence that fruit and vegetable-derived microbes could be found in the human gut and contribute to gut microbiome diversity.
We can’t change the genes we were born with, but we can change our microbial genes. That provides a powerful lever to lift our health and our mood.
For the first time, researchers have found that Alzheimer's symptoms can be transferred to a healthy young organism via the gut microbiota, confirming its role in the disease
"Infant feeding patterns, especially shorter breastfeeding duration, early soda introduction and their joint effect, may influence body fat levels later in childhood."
"We are aware of the risks of mental health conditions in autistic people, but this new research identifies their risks of physical health conditions too. We need to urgently re-evaluate current health care systems to improve support for autistic people."
The authors note that to enhance the effectiveness of dietary recommendations and treatments, future research should consistently include both men and women in their studies.
Maternal omega-3 supplementation had significant effects on egg and peanut sensitisation among infants.
The most basic symptoms of anxiety may relate to energy use, and the most direct treatment may be dietary.
A gut-friendly approach to nutrition is important for happy and healthy communities both inside and out of your body.
Nearly 9 out of every 100 U.S. children are now diagnosed with a developmental disability, according to updated figures from the CDC.
The E numbers in food make bread softer and ice-cream silkier. But there is growing concern about how they might affect our microbiome.
"Before this, we had smoke indicating the microbiome was involved in autism, and now we have fire."
The team's proof-of-concept experiments reinforce the value of considering trade-offs between plant traits bred for food functionality—including the processing benefits of waxy starches—and their potential health-related consequences.
What is the connection between ADHD diagnosis and a Western dietary pattern?
"Non or partial response to antidepressants is a huge problem and this study is an important first step in exploring the therapeutic potential of probiotics as a treatment for depression."
Combining multiple, evidence-based therapeutic methods that include lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and medication, is key not only to promoting wellness but to treating conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to severe and persistent mental illnesses like schizophrenia.
Growing evidence suggests consuming healthy foods and micronutrients fosters better mental health, while poor-quality diets diminish it.