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Swansea University researchers – in collaboration with FAB Research - are exploring the influence that omega-3 supplements can have on children’s behaviour, mood, and mental wellbeing, as part of a pioneering study with implications for health and education.

Taxing Sugary Drinks helps low-income residents buy fruits and vegetables - US project shows

"Local farmers are able to sell their food and support local economies and soil health. And then people are able to access food that wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it."

Researchers find a poor quality diet may lead to brain changes associated with depression and anxiety

A first-of-its-kind study into brain chemistry and structure and diet quality of 30 volunteers shows that eating a poor quality diet might lead to brain changes that are associated with depression and anxiety.

Study shows teens with later sleep schedules are less active, eat more carbohydrates

"Circadian misalignment of the sleep-wake cycle, and its associated variability in sleep duration, should be an integral part of interventions targeting poor dietary choices and sedentarism in youth..."

For women with antenatal depression, micronutrients might help them and their babies – new study

Antenatal depression affects 15% to 21% of pregnant women worldwide. It can influence birth outcomes and children’s development, as well as increase the risk of post-natal depression. A new clinical trial shows nutritional supplementation can help.

Extend success of UK sugar tax to cakes, biscuits and chocolate, experts urge

The sugar tax has been so successful in improving people’s diets that it should be extended to cakes, biscuits and chocolate, health experts say.

Could ultra-processed foods be associated with your insomnia?

This study revealed a statistically significant association between UPF intake and chronic insomnia, independent of sociodemographic, lifestyle, diet quality, and mental health status covariates.

The case for omega-3 supplementation to lower aggression

Omega-3 supplementation reduces aggression in both children and adults, according to a rigorous meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

No, sugar doesn’t make your kids hyperactive

Sugar itself may not make your child hyperactive, but it can affect your child’s mental and physical health.

'When you improve nutrition, you reduce violence': Psychologist Kimberley Wilson on working in Europe's largest women's prison

People who have higher UPF [intake] have increased incidence of depression and anxiety, and increased risk of depression and common mental health conditions later on. They also have faster cognitive decline and greater overall dementia risk.

Omega-3 Supplements Could Benefit Children’s Brain Development

Researchers from Swansea University are looking to evaluate the impacts of omega-3 supplements on children’s behavior, mood, and mental well-being. The research team plans to include children 6 through 12 years of age that reside in the United Kingdom.

Fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood neurobehavioral problems, study finds

These findings suggest that there may be a need to establish recommendations for limiting fluoride exposure during the prenatal period.

A Mediterranean diet can ease symptoms of stress and anxiety, says study

"It's a big tick for the Mediterranean diet—through a relatively easy lifestyle change, people can markedly improve their stress and anxiety levels—who wouldn't want to give it a go."

Binge drinking is a growing public health crisis—how research on alcohol use disorder has shifted

While women may have been forced to struggle both privately and publicly with substance use disorders and alcohol, the increasing focus of research on addiction to alcohol and other substances as a brain disorder will open new treatment avenues for those suffering from the consequences.

Study suggests daily consumption of olive oil reduces chances of developing dementia

Consumption of a Mediterranean diet, with a strong emphasis on olive oil, may reduce the chances of developing dementia by inhibiting inflammation caused by other factors.

Brain activity related to craving and heavy drinking differs across sexes, study reveals

Sex differences in craving and its underlying neural correlates suggest men and women may benefit from targeted therapeutic approaches, said the researchers. Those could include both pharmacological and behavioral treatments.

A common type of fibre may trigger bowel inflammation

These unexpected discoveries may help explain why high-fibre diets often exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease in patients. It may also help scientists develop therapeutic diets to reduce symptoms and gut damage in patients with inflammatory bowel disease or related conditions.

'Profound' link between dietary choices and brain health, new research shows

A recent study published in Nature Mental Health shows that a healthy, balanced diet is linked to superior brain health, cognitive function and mental well-being. The study, involving researchers at the University of Warwick, sheds light on how our food preferences not only influence physical health but also significantly impact brain health.

Study finds being overweight is associated with alterations in brain pulsations

The findings suggest that being overweight may disrupt vital metabolic processes and homeostasis in the brain.