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4 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Introducing peanuts and eggs early can prevent food allergies in high risk infants

Introducing certain foods to infants early on can prevent them from developing an allergy - study


4 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Coffee, nicotine and amphetamines activate 'hot spots' in the fetal brain

If pregnant women take significant amounts of the psychostimulants coffee, nicotine and amphetamine during pregnancy, their children have a higher risk of developing neurological and psychiatric problems later in life.


4 December 2019 - The Conversation - Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way

Certain foods, such as pizza, crisps and chocolate biscuits are easy to keep eating, even when we're full. In such foods, a synergy between key ingredients creates an artificially enhanced palatability experience that is greater than any key ingredient would produce alone. Researchers call this hyperpalatability.


4 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - Long-term data on diet-microbiome interactions needed, warn researchers

While each person's gut microbiome is unique and tends to remain relatively stable, daily transient fluctuations are observed, and diet is a key modifiable factor.


3 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition expert urges action on vitamin D deficiency in younger populations

A leading nutritionist is calling for greater awareness of vitamin D deficiency in younger healthy populations that are becoming susceptible to an increased diabetes risk as a result.


3 December 2019 - Futurity - Cadmium, gene combo can speed up cognitive decline

Exposure to cadmium, a known human carcinogen, even at levels found in people who do not smoke cigarettes, leads to accelerated cognitive impairment, according to a new animal study.


3 December - BBC News - 'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks

Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates being sold by some High Street coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls of sugar per cup, a study has found.


3 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic may help treat colic in infants

Probiotic found to lessen symptoms of colic in babies, resulting in better sleep patterns.


29 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition science under fire: Diet trials lack of ‘rigour’ slammed by researchers

Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome measures along the way.


27 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow development of memory problems

Some experts believe that risk factors for heart disease also are risk factors for dementia and late-life cognitive decline and dementia.


26 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 findings on ADHD kids offers no firm answers to fish oil’s effect

Omega-3 fish oil supplements appear to improve the attention span of children with ADHD, but only in those with low omega-3 levels in the blood, researchers suggest.


25 November 2019 - The Conversation - How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

When someone suffers from celiac disease – a digestive disorder caused by an autoimmune response to gluten – there is a clear link between migraine headaches and gluten.


25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows extra virgin olive oil staves off multiple forms of dementia in mice

Olive oil shown to be effective at staving off various causes of dementia, including tauopathies - characterized by the gradual buildup of an abnormal form of a protein called tau in the brain.


25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents.


21 November 2019 - The Conversation - Omega-3 fish oil as effective as drugs for some children with ADHD

Omega-3 supplementation - and, ideally, through increased fish consumption - has positive impact on behaviour of children with ADHD, says new study.


21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found.


21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Mothers' depression and anxiety linked to unhealthy diets for children

Having symptoms of depression or anxiety could be affecting the way mothers feed their children and could contribute to youngsters developing unhealthy eating habits, a new study has found.


21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids' health benefit linked to stem cell control, researchers find

Researchers discover that a certain cellular appendage senses omega-3s in the diet, with a signal that directly affects production of fat cells, with implications for obesity.


20 November 2019 - Medscape - How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect Brain Health?

Heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk for progression to dementia, new research shows


20 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 and asthma: Why seaweed intake may reduce risk - Korean study

A higher consumption of seaweed may be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma among Korean adults, according to a new cross sectional study.