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12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.


11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - What do we know about the gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease?

Review: "Further research is still required to increase our understanding of the possible role of gut microbiota in Parkinson's Disease. It is important to emphasize that no microbiota-based treatment for PD exists to date."


7 November 2019 - Science Daily - Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?

Scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading to the brain; and brain-first, originating in the brain, or entering the brain via the olfactory system, and spreading to the brainstem and peripheral nervous system.


6 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Dodgy diet affects daytime drowsiness

Certain dietary imbalances - e.g. too much saturated fat, too many carbs - are associated with daytime drowsiness.


6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula

The European Academy of Paediatrics and the Child Health Foundation recommend that breast milk substitutes should contain equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6.


5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study offers data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive 'hyper-palatable' foods

Study identifies 'hyper-palatable' foods, the ones we tend to binge on. Surprise surprise - it's all the really bad ones. They identified three "clusters:" combinations of fat and sodium (such as hot dogs or bacon); combinations of fat and simple sugars (like cake, ice cream and brownies); and combinations of carbohydrates and sodium (such as crackers, pretzels and popcorn).


5 November 2019 - Psychology Today - An Autoimmune Reaction to Gluten May Cause Childhood Anxiety

New research links markers for celiac disease with anxiety in children.


5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia

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.


4 November 2019 - Medscape - Common Drugs Affect Composition, Function of the Gut Microbiome

Proton-pump inhibitors, metformin and several other commonly used drugs markedly alter the taxonomic structure and metabolic function as well as antibiotic-resistance genes in the gut microbiome.


1 November 2019 - MedScape - Rise of Obesity in America: Should We Be Alarmed?

In 2018, for the first time, more than 35% of adults in 9 mostly southern US states - Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia - were obese.


30 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Avocados may help manage obesity, prevent diabetes

Avocatin B, a monounsaturated fat found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes.


30 October 2019 - Helio - Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

Study finds that parental dietary intake and mealtime eating habits can contribute to disruptive behaviour associated with autism. The study was based on a survey for families living with autism, and included 21 questions regarding mealtime behaviour, feelings about mealtime behaviour, weight change and parent/caregiver dietary habits.


29 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children, study finds

Drinking water not only keeps children hydrated, but also increases their ability to multitask, suggests a new study.


29 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Banned trans fats linked to higher dementia risk

A diet high in trans fats could put you at increased risk for dementia.


29 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Can't stop putting your hand in the candy dish? Scientists may have found why

Scientists identify a circuit in the brain that appears to be associated with psychiatric disorders ranging from overeating to gambling, drug abuse and even Parkinson's disease.


28 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Workplace sales ban on sugared drinks shows positive health effects

A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 Californian participants in this study.


28 October 2019 - Spectrum News - Analysis finds little evidence to support dietary interventions for autism

Special diets that eliminate certain foods or contain added supplements have minimal impact on autism traits, according to a review of data from 27 clinical trials.


28 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gluten-free diets won't help healthy guts

Healthy people who avoid gluten by choice may not get any benefit from the gluten-free restriction on their diet, according to new research.


27 October 2019 - Psychology Today - Should We Use Food to Treat Depression?

What new research tells us about dietary interventions for depression.