Hear from leading international researchers why improving nutrition is so crucial to reducing the current 'epidemic' of mental health problems. And how our diets affect how we all feel, think, and behave.
Mild sleep deprivation may play a role in paediatric obesity by increasing caloric intake, particularly from noncore and ultra processed foods.
Fermentation of ('resistant') protein in the gut (from highly processed foods) could release toxins into the body's circulation and affect the brain's access to neurotransmitter compounds, according to an international study
It’s never too early or late to use nutrition to improve brain health. From iodine intake to avoiding ultra-processed foods, here’s what to bear in mind.
"Based on the findings of this study and previous pre-clinical studies, we can conclude that adding olive oil to our diet could maintain a healthy brain and improve memory function."
Supplementing the mother's diet with certain nutrients could be an effective preventative measure to protect embryos from accidental early foetal alcohol exposure.
We could not detect the profound effects of plant-based vs. animal-based meals on satiety and mood.
Placental DNA methylation may be one of the mechanisms by which maternal obesity is associated with adverse metabolic health outcomes in childhood, although further studies would be needed to corroborate these findings.
Sugar sweetened beverage consumption promotes higher BMI and body weight in both children and adults, underscoring the importance of dietary guidance and public policy strategies to limit intake.
People who more closely followed the Mediterranean diet had a 20% lower risk for cognitive impairment than people who did not follow the diet.
"In this study, we see a clear connection between what children eat during their early years and personality traits and symptoms of anxiety and depression when they are eight years old."
"Our study shows that when participants consumed an artificially sweetened beverage with an amount of erythritol found in many processed foods, markedly elevated levels in the blood are observed for days—levels well above those observed to enhance clotting risks"
Identifying the magnitude of disordered eating and its distribution in at-risk populations is crucial for planning and executing actions aimed at preventing, detecting, and dealing with them.
Recreational use of nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas) can lead to subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, a condition that can cause serious and permanent disability in young people.
"The interesting thing we found is that food cravings are much higher for instantly edible foods compared to foods that needed to be cooked, chopped or peeled, or even unwrapped."
"Emissions are nearly 40% higher for animal-based ready meals than equivalent home-cooked meals. Plant-based ready meals and equivalent home-cooked meals had comparable greenhouse gas emissions."
"We make the case that Alzheimer's disease is driven by diet"
New research could help explain how the sense of smell is impacted in individuals with autism.
ME/CFS is associated with reduced levels in the gastrointestinal microbiome of microbes known to produce the fatty acid butyrate. These microbiome disruptions could explain in part how the immune system becomes disrupted in people with ME/CFS.