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31 August 2016 - MedicalXpress - Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism

Cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutations that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc, according to research at the University of Auckland.


30 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection: Study

A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by Imperial College has concluded.









18 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - EFSA publishes final choline opinion based on big EU data

The opinion on the essential nutrient B-vitamin choline, found in eggs and other foods, was based on consumption data from 12 national surveys in nine EU countries.



16 August 2016 - The Conversation - Memory and attention are affected by much lower levels of dehydration than previously thought

We're often told we should drink eight glasses of water a day, check that our urine is not too yellow, and limit caffeinated drinks because they make us lose hydration.




02 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined.


19 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.