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7 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Air pollution in childhood linked to schizophrenia

Children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.


6 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US

As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed.


6 January 2020 - Science Daily - Complexity around childhood obesity

In a new study, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.


3 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - How diet affects mental health: What's the evidence?

A new expert review confirms that diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but cautions that the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak.


3 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - The UK must introduce folic acid fortification in foods, say scientists

Scientists say there is an urgent need to fortify flour and grains with folic acid to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects.


3 January 2020 - Science Daily - Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

A new study finds that the pleasure centre of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods - which bring pleasure - disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.


30 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese

Systematic review and meta-analysis finds that children who drink whole milk have 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who drink reduced-fat milk.


23 December 2019 - Science Daily - Moms' obesity in pregnancy is linked to lag in sons' development and IQ

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.


23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2

Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.


23 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - Meta-analyses support omega-3s potential brain health benefits

Two new meta-analyses indicate that omega-3 supplements may help protect against mild cognitive decline and improve memory.


20 December 2019 - Psychology Today - Feel Better with Food

You are what you eat, and what you eat can affect how you feel


19 December 2019 - The Conversation - Should you avoid meat for good health? How to slice off the facts from the fiction

One group of scientists says that reducing red meat is a top priority for your health and the planet’s. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. So what is a would-be healthy eater to do?


19 December 2019 - Mail Online - Could eating white bread every day ruin your sleep?

Insomniacs are more likely to have diets abundant in refined carbs which disrupt hormones that control sleep.


18 December 2019 - The Guardian - Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study

Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests


18 December 2019 - Futurity - More body fat may hamper thinking as you age

Having less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, according to a new study.


18 December 2019 - The Guardian - Doctors warn vegans to take risks of vitamin B12 deficiency seriously

Shortage of vitamin B12 - commonly sourced from milk products - can damage nerves and is best supplemented in vegan diets


18 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - The double burden of nutrition: When malnutrition and obesity overlap

The Lancet recently published a warning report calling attention to the “new nutrition reality” - malnutrition combined with obesity - facing low and middle-income countries that is driven by the modern food system.


18 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Obesity could affect brain development in children

New research based on a massive research study suggests that a change in brain structure may help explain relationship between obesity and decreased executive function in children.


17 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Here's a bitter pill to swallow: Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm than good

A $2.2 billion industry to help people lose weight through artificial sweeteners may be contributing to type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the University of South Australia.


16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts

One in three low- and middle-income countries affected as junk food and sugary drinks reach every corner of globe.