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9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Autism spectrum disorders linked with excess weight gain in children

A recent meta-analysis revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than other children. On average, 22 out of 100 children with autism were found to have obesity.


9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - People who eat more meals at home have lower levels of harmful PFAS in their bodies

Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging - study.


8 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - To fight effects of sleep deprivation, reach for healthy snacks

Researchers find that a better diet is associated with reduced side effects of sleep deprivation.


4 October 2019 - Nutraingredients - Vitamin D ‘one-size-fits-all’ rules queried as optimal levels vary between groups

Recommended vitamin D intake levels vary between countries with optimal levels for one group differing for another group, a review says as it questions the "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.


3 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests

Children born to mothers with high lead levels are more than four times as likely to be overweight or obese than children born to mothers with low lead levels.


2 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring

Study suggests that obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma, compared with others.


2 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gut bacteria is key factor in childhood obesity

Gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.


1 October 2019 - The Conversation - Sugary drinks tax is working: Now it's time to target snacks

Initial results from countries that have introduced a sugary snack tax suggests they have the potential to reduce consumption of sugar and so may help to reduce obesity, diabetes and dental decay in the future.


1 October 2019 - Science Daily - High-fructose and high-fat diet damages liver mitochondria: Increases fatty-liver disease risk and metabolic syndrome

High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver's ability to properly metabolize fat. This effect is specific to fructose. Indeed, equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver.


1 October 2019 - Science Daily - Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children

A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy.


30 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Alcohol intake linked to dementia risk

Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk.


27 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Common nutrient supplementation may hold the answers to combatting Alzheimer's disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline supplements holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease, says mouse-based study.


27 September 2019 - Nutraingredients - Microbiome profiling: Study uncovers ‘comprehensive’ list of organisms that make a healthy gut

There are 157 organisms that form the 'baseline biome' of a healthy human gut, according to new research.


26 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Exploring the dietary drivers of asthma

Linoleic acid might protect against asthma, and such knowledge may help researchers identify new interventions for asthma.


25 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Studies link air pollution to mental health issues in children

Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.


25 September 2019 - The Guardian - How a pioneering study of child health has influenced a generation of parents

Prof Jean Golding has been tracking the ‘Children of the 90s’ for nearly 30 years, most recently finding a 50% increase in rates of prenatal depression.


25 September 2019 - Medscape - Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) recommended for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), says International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR).


24 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - 'Report card' on diet trends: Low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day's calories

Adults are still consuming too many low-quality carbohydrates and more saturated fat than recommended, according to a new report.