This study suggests that it doesn't matter how much vitamin D you get through sunlight or supplementation, nor how much your body can store. It matters how well your body is able to metabolize that into active vitamin D
This detailed study in mice revealed the extent to which bacteria can change the environment and contents of the intestines, which ultimately impacts behaviors like sleep.
Adolescents get about two-thirds of their calories from ultra-processed food!
After ingesting the cocoa flavanols, participants performed better on the most challenging cognitive tests, correctly solving problems 11% faster than they did at baseline.
People who follow strict vegan diets – excluding intake of all animal-based foods - have an increased risk of iodine deficiency, BfR researchers have found.
Over the past decade, gut microbiota have been suggested to be an important contributor to the development of obesity and metabolic disease.
An international research team has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients.
Alcohol withdrawal directly impacts the brain's stress and memory systems, which may underlie individual susceptibility to persistent drug and alcohol-seeking behaviors.
Intertwining food and reward can lead to overeating and may be a contributing factor to diet-induced obesity.
In the hours and days after a traumatic brain injury, inflammation inside the brain can accelerate to the point that more brain damage occurs, says a scientist working to better understand the acceleration and whether interventions like cannabinoids can improve patient outcomes.
This study showed that there were deficits and differences in the overall structure of the brain decades after lead exposure
This study confirms the correlation between an imbalance in the gut microbiota and the development of amyloid plaques in the brain, which are at the origin of the neurodegenerative disorders characteristic of Alzheimer's disease.
Taking vitamin D reduces the risk of fractures, improves muscle function, and may even reduce the risk of death from some cancers. With all these benefits, why oppose fortifying essential foods with vitamin D?
Eating fish can provide powerful advantages for the heart and brain, yet we eat less than half of the 26 pounds per year that experts recommend.
A high-fructose syrup diet negatively disrupts the gut microbiome but a diet high in fruit modulates it favourably, supporting digestive health and counteracting harmful effects of excessive fructose, according to a pilot intervention study.
Greek researchers and clinicians investigated for the first time the effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil versus the Mediterranean Diet as a therapeutic pharmaceutical natural compound for older adults with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment.
A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity.
Trial participants who received a multinutrient formulation showed a significantly less rapid deterioration in cognitive performance than the patients in a control group, who received only a placebo.
Offspring of mothers with heart healthy lifestyles live nearly a decade longer without cardiovascular disease than those whose mothers have unhealthy lifestyles.