The risk of a child becoming overweight or obese is more than trebled by maternal obesity prior to getting pregnant, according to new study.
A nationally representative UK survey of children (aged 4-10 years old) has found no strong/direct link between drinking sugar sweetened beverages and greater energy consumption or higher BMI.
Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may change their child's diet in the hope it might ease the disorder's symptoms. But a new study suggests it might not be worth the effort.
How plant-free diets affect the brain
Obesity is linked with an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, independent of traditional risk factors such as parental psychiatric illness and socioeconomic status, according to new research.
Children with more attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms may be at higher risk for an unhealthy diet, but diet quality does not appear to affect ADHD risk, according to a new study.
Study finds that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb show altered brain connections consistent with impaired cognitive performance.
Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging.
A probiotic strain of Bifidobacterium longum appears to improve the ability to respond and cope with stress as research provides more proof of the bidirectional communication between the gut and brain.
A team of researchers has found that giving rats exposed to a stressful environment extra doses of omega-3 fatty acids, resulted in a reduction of the kinds of mental and physical damage that normally occur under such circumstances.
Study finds that nonhuman primates on a Mediterranean diet choose not to eat all the food available to them, and so maintained a normal weight.
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.
Saffron contains a myriad of different chemical compounds, some of which seem to have a variety of potential medicinal uses.
Harmful compounds, some with carcinogenic potential, might occur when Sucralose - and especially Sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods - are heated.
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Further focus on gut bacterial make-up - and the all-important metabolites that specific bacterial species produce - would seem to be an important lne of enquiry for some forms of autism.
In the first thousand days, proper brain growth depends on a healthy microbiota
New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and that variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity.
The apparent rise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its stubborn resistance to treatment has spurred a legion of researchers to enter the field and explore the disability in innovative ways.
Research reveals that many seemingly ‘healthy’ snacks aimed at UK children are less healthy than claimed.