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5 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Study shows low carb diet may prevent, reverse age-related effects within the brain

Study finds neurobiological changes associated with aging can be seen at a much younger age than would be expected, in the late 40s. However, this process may be prevented or reversed based on dietary changes that involve minimizing the consumption of simple carbohydrates.


3 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Dietary compounds found to influence gut metabolites, buffering stress

Prebiotics can improve sleep and boost stress resilience by influencing gut bacteria and the metabolites they produce - study.


10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains

Adolescents' brains are more sensitive to the rewarding properties of junk foods; but they lack the control mechanisms to prevent themselves from eating them.


10 March 2020 - The Conversation - Science continues to suggest a link between autism and the gut. Here’s why that’s important.

Children with autism were four times more likely to report gastrointestinal symptoms than children without a diagnosis - research review


4 March 2020 - Finding Genius Podcast - Researching the Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Physical and Mental Health

A podcast interview with Dr. Alex Richardson of Food and Behaviour (FAB) Research


5 March 2020 - Medscape - Passive Smoking Tied to Adolescent Depression Symptoms

Regular exposure to secondhand smoke is more common among nonsmoking teens with depression symptoms, according to a survey across 22 low- and middle-income countries.


3 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Visceral fat delivers signal to the brain that hurts cognition

Excessive weight around our middle gives our brain's resident immune cells heavy exposure to a signal that turns them against us, setting in motion a crescendo of inflammation that damages cognition, scientists say.


3 March 2020 - Science Daily - The origin of satiety: Brain cells that change shape after a meal

Researchers reveal the mechanisms in our brains that lead to feelings of satiation after eating. They involve a series of reactions triggered by a rise in blood glucose levels.


3 March 2020 - Science Daily - Resolving bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners

Sucralose linked to problematic metabolic and neural changes, when consumed along with a certain carbohydrate, while drinks with low-calorie sweeteners or sugar alone do not provoke the changes.


28 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Study: Mother's gut microbiota may shape metabolism of offspring

In a mouse model, a mother's gut microbiota were seen to shape the metabolism of her offspring in later life.


27 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Researchers confirm celiac disease can damage the brain

People living with celiac disease (CD) have a higher risk of neurological damage according to a new study from the University of Sheffield.


27 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Low fruit and vegetable intakes and higher body fat linked to anxiety disorders

New research shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.


28 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies' brain development, new study confirms

Pregnant women who eat more fruit during pregnancy may be giving their babies' cognitive development a boost, says this rat-based follow-up study.


26 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve brain function in patients with multiple sclerosis

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes antioxidants and shows improved brain metabolism and self-reported improvements in cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.


25 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Chronic inflammation in pregnancy linked to childhood neurodevelopmental delays

In pregnant women, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety can increase the chances of learning delays, behavior problems and mental health issues in their children's early years.


19 February 2020 - The Guardian - Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests.


19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet

A landmark Commission report convened by WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet has found the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children.


18 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in young boys

Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study.


19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this new analysis.