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Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog

Date: 21/07/2021

If you are even remotely interested in your fellow citizens’ health, our children’s diet, the state of our farming industry, biodiversity, climate change – or even systems analysis – you will find it extremely interesting.


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.


Study links child behaviour problems to prenatal tobacco smoke and traffic density - and diet

Date: 27/04/2021

This study is the first to investigate the impact of the exposome—i.e. the set of all environmental exposures, both chemical and non-chemical, during the prenatal and postnatal stages—on child behaviour.


Supplement treats schizophrenia in mice, restores healthy 'dance' and structure of neurons

Date: 19/04/2021

We know that the amount of betaine decreases in schizophrenia patients' brains, so this study strongly suggests betaine could be therapeutic for at least some kinds of schizophrenia.


Maternal exposure to chemicals linked to autistic-like behaviours in children

Date: 30/03/2021

The researchers found that higher maternal concentrations of cadmium, lead, and some phthalates in blood or urine samples was associated with increased SRS scores, and these associations were particularly strong among children with a higher degree of autistic-like behaviors.


Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations.....IN MICE

Date: 09/12/2020

Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a new study has found.


Childhood lead exposure leads to structural changes in middle-aged brains

Date: 17/11/2020

This study showed that there were deficits and differences in the overall structure of the brain decades after lead exposure


Poor diet is top contributor to heart disease deaths globally

Date: 16/10/2020

More than two-thirds of deaths from heart disease worldwide could be prevented with healthier diets.


24 January 2020 - Science Daily - High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12

Date: 24/01/2020

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.


7 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Air pollution in childhood linked to schizophrenia

Date: 07/01/2020

Children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.


23 December 2019 - Science Daily - Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ

Date: 23/12/2019

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.


19 December 2019 - The Conversation - Should you avoid meat for good health? How to slice off the facts from the fiction

Date: 19/12/2019

One group of scientists says that reducing red meat is a top priority for your health and the planet’s. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. So what is a would-be healthy eater to do?


18 December 2019 - The Guardian - Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Date: 18/12/2019

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests


12 November 2019 - Medscape - Environmental Contamination Linked to Neurologic Disorders

Date: 12/11/2019

Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.


4 November 2019 - The Conversation - For a sustainable future, we need to reconnect with what we’re eating – and each other

Date: 04/11/2019

What would a democratic and sustainable food future look like? The authors of this article have developed three scenarios for sustainable food systems: technological, community-based, and educated.


17 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Lead exposure linked to lower quality sleep in youth

Date: 17/10/2019

Young people who are exposed to lead may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep, which may affect their cognitive abilities, according to a new study.


Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Date: 25/09/2019

Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.


20 September 2019 - Pulmonology Advisor - Prenatal Oxidative Balance Affects Allergic Disease and Asthma into Adolescence

Date: 20/09/2019

Adolescents exposed before birth to pro-oxidant toxins such as air pollution and smoking), along with essential nutrients, but not antioxidants such as vitamin C, are prone to teenage asthma and allergic disease, says study.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insights: Dementia, risk, risk reduction, and translation into practice

Date: 03/09/2019

Depression, obesity and hypertension are amongst the exacerbating factors for dementia - evidence from studies worldwide.


19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

Date: 19/08/2019

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.