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27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: study

"Goat milk formula may have strong prebiotic and anti-infection properties, that could protect infants against gastrointestinal infections", researchers claim.


27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Home remedies: Can fish oil supplements treat depression?

Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed.


28 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Autism health challenges could be explained by problem behaviors

Study suggests that certain problem behaviours in children and adolescents with autism might indicate gastrointestinal distress.


26 June 2019 - The Guardian - Growing evidence suggests Parkinson's disease starts in gut

Research shows key proteins in disease can spread from gastrointestinal tract to brain


26 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - New research shows Parkinson's disease origins in the gut

In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found additional evidence that Parkinson's disease originates among cells in the gut and travels up the body's neurons to the brain.


26 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Study suggests that drinking coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defence, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.


25 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Zero-calorie sweeteners on trial again

In this study, pregnant and lactating mice were exposed to sucralose and acesulfame-K - a common combination in soda, sports supplements and other sweetened products - and found their pups developed harmful metabolic and gut bacteria changes.


24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Too much sodium, not enough vitamins and minerals in diets of pregnant women

A new study suggests that many pregnant women are not getting the proper amounts of some vitamins and minerals, even with supplements, while many are getting potentially excessive amounts of sodium.


24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Microbiome links diet to health

Data suggests that gut microbiome composition influences how diet is metabolized, potentially impacting host health by modulating specific metabolites and their downstream signaling pathways.


23 June 2019 - The Guardian - Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualised, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?


21 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Gut-brain axis may be bridge linking chronic pain with microbiome changes

A Canadian study reveals the gut bacteria’s relationship with chronic pain in findings that identify changes in the gut microbiome in people with fibromyalgia.


20 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism

High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.


19 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - DHA omega-3 may offer ADHD management potential

Six months of supplementation with high dose omega-3 DHA may help children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a new study.


18 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality, increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases, and thus increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.


18 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gut microbes associated with temperament traits in children

New research suggests that gut microbes of a 2.5-month-old infant are associated with the temperament traits manifested at six months of age.


18 June 2019 - Healio - Add-on fish oil for depressed patients with heart disease requires further study

In a new study, augmenting sertraline with an omega-3 fatty acid for 10 weeks did not result in greater improvement in depressive symptoms compared with a placebo in patients with major depressive disorder and coronary heart disease.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - UK Government to press ahead with folic acid flour fortification

Folic acid or vitamin B deficiency amongst mothers-to-be is strongly linked to ‘neural tube defects’ with babies being born with brain, spine and spinal cord problems.


17 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against protein linked to Alzheimer's disease

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study offers more evidence for personalised diets, even with identical twins

The largest ongoing scientific nutrition study of its kind reveals preliminary results showing that individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Researchers reveal issues with WHO recommended pregnancy supplements

Prenatal supplements containing micronutrients such as zinc, iodine, and vitamin A, could prove more effective than the iron-folic acid supplements suggested in current health policies, say researchers.