DNA methylation, known to enable the activity of genes and be involved in development and metabolism, plays a key role in the link between prenatal famine exposure and body mass index and adult metabolic health, according to researchers.
Which diet is the most effective for sustained weight loss – not to mention good health?
A new international report gives the clearest evidence to date on the impact of diet on brain health in older adults.
Rice consumption may have a positive impact on mental health, with other foods central to the traditional Japanese diet acting as mediators, according to researchers in Japan.
Vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.
Study underscores importance of dietary folic acid for pregnant women and those who could become pregnant.
Infant nutrition: The provision of adequate nutrients and healthy eating during a child's first 1,000 days is important for optimal neurodevelopment, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement.
New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
Breakfast at home: for the positive effects of family meals, it doesn't matter at what time of the day parents and children sit down together for a meal.
While many see wine as the healthy choice, noting its antioxidant power, research shows benefits of alcohol are pretty equal across the board – whether it's a shot of liquor, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Also, the antioxidants in wine can be overrated.
Intake of probiotics during pregnancy and breast feeding has been shown to modify genes related to obesity in both themselves and their infants, say researchers.
In a recent study from the Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Lab at U of I, scientists worked with piglets to show prebiotics included in infant formula can enhance memory and exploratory behaviour.
Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK.
According to the world health organisation (WHO), depression is the greatest single cause of disability worldwide. Therefore, understanding mechanisms leading to depression and how to minimise its risks is very important.
A new campaign from Public Health England is urging parents to limit snacks for children to two a day, and 100 calories a piece.
Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria could help prevent the type of depression linked to unhealthy lifestyles, according to researchers in Denmark.
Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a new study.
Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? Or do they put people at risk for serious deficiencies that increase the likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders?
Weekly consumption of fish may drive both improved sleep and enhanced cognitive ability in children, according to new data.
When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.