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20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Adherence to Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of late-life depression

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research.


17 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death

It's common knowledge that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life.


16 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests.


16 May 2019 - The Conversation - Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last

Unconscious over-consumption of ultra-processed foods is often attributed to snacking. But in this study, most of the excess calories were consumed during breakfast and lunch, not as snacks.


16 May 2019 - Pharmacy Times - Omega 3 Oils and Vitamin B Supplements: A Winning Combination

Could the high concentration of DHA and EPA in fish oils make us smarter or help us function better? Many clinical trials have sought to answer this question, and fish oils have been studied in the many different situations with variable results.


15 May 2019 - Science Daily - Over-fed bacteria make people sick

In a new hypothesis, a research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonization.


16 May 2019 - Nutraingredients - Could the gut-brain axis be key to fighting age-related cognitive decline?

Modifying our microbiome with prebiotic fibres could help lower levels of brain inflammation and boost brain function during ageing, according to new mouse-based research.


14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

Children who are picky eaters and who find it difficult to change and adapt their eating habits, show pronounced differences in food intake at the age of 13, including a higher intake of sugar, according to new research.


14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers

A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new study.


14 May 2019 - The Conversation - These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot

Four foods (and one drink) that demonstrate how the common healing claims around the foods we eat don’t always stack up.


14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - When does clean eating become an unhealthy obsession? New findings on who is at risk

Although eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, for some people this preoccupation with healthy eating can become physically and socially impairing.


10 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Dietary fats entering the brain may explain link between obesity and depression

Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood.


13 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Maternal microbes mediate diet-derived damage

New mouse-based research has found that microbes in the maternal intestine may contribute to impairment of the gut barrier during pregnancy.


13 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Common food additive E171 found to affect gut microbiota

New research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health.


13 May 2019 - Nutraingredients - Berries and brain health: What do we know so far?

Early studies on animals have linked consumption of polyphenol-rich berries to improvements in some cognitive markers. This has warranted studies on humans, and results are shedding more light on how berries may benefit our brain health.


11 May 2019 - Questioning Answers - Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal vitamin D in humans

Paul Whiteley comments on the research paper "Neurodevelopmental effects of prenatal vitamin D in humans: systematic review and meta-analysis".


10 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - A cup of Joe and you're good to go (Under six a day and you're A-OK)

"In order to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy blood pressure, people must limit their coffees to fewer than six cups a day - based on our data six was the tipping point where caffeine started to negatively affect cardiovascular risk."


10 May 2019 - Nutraingredients - Personalised possibilities? Gut bacteria prevalence linked to genetic ability to digest starch

A recently discovered relationship between genetic variation and the bacterial balance in our gut microbiome could help nutritionists personalise their recommendations, say those behind the study.


8 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Broccoli sprout compound may restore brain chemistry imbalance linked to schizophrenia

Researchers shed further light on a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate, with the help of a compound derived from broccoli.