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4 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dietary protection: Proteins in mum’s milk could protect against food allergy

Consuming common allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding could help protect against food allergies in children by passing on certain protective proteins through breast milk, say researchers.

4 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin C deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant. and could therefore be protective against disease pathology.

4 December 2017 - The Conversation - Here's why the UK should fortify flour with folic acid

The UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to halve the number of infant deaths, stillbirths and brain injuries by 2025. And yet...

4 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Early onset psychosis associated with key vitamin deficiencies: New research

New research has discovered that early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, specifically in folate and vitamin D, revealing new avenues for improving the health of millions of people affected worldwide.

5 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

New study suggests high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years.

1 December 2017 - Science Daily - Obesity increases dementia risk

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new study.

1 December 2017 - BBC News - Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour

The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to make it compulsory for UK suppliers of flour to fortify it with folic acid.

1 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Scientists help explain how dietary fat affects stem cell differentiation

New research helps explain why fish oil benefits people with osteoporosis, and looks broadly at the many connections between dietary fats and a variety of clinical outcomes, including healthy aging and heart disease.

30 November 2017 - BBC News - Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals by up to 40%

Cereals giant Kellogg's is to cut the amount of sugar in its three top selling children's cereals by between 20% and 40% by the middle of next year.

22 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, study finds

Compared with children of normal-weight mothers, children born to mothers who were overweight or obese immediately prior to pregnancy are at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, according to new science.

28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows

Children are seeing up to 12 adverts an hour for high-fat, high-sugar foods during primetime family TV programmes such as The Voice, research has found.

28 November 2017 - What Is Epigenetics - Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?

Research is pointing to the epigenetic benefits of abiding by a Mediterranean diet while pregnant. The main components of this diet might protect the fetus from developing diseases later in life.

27 November 2017 - Science Daily - Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

A new study shows that the family risk for asthma - typically passed from moms to babies - may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract.

22 November 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims

The link between sugar and increased risk of heart disease is now established, but might have been accepted many years sooner if key findings had been public.

22 November 2017 - The Conversation - Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – our new study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows.

21 November 2017 - Science Daily - Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

According to a recent study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health.

20 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Brain glucose responses diminish with diabetes, obesity

The rise of brain glucose levels is blunted during hyperglycemia in adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study.

20 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk found to protect against food allergy

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy can protect your child from food allergies, especially if you breastfeed, suggests new research.

17 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Nutritional fact panel update? ‘Single design not uniformly effective,’ says study

Redesigning nutritional fact panels (NFP) may aid consumers to make an informed healthy food choice by making them pay more attention to the nutritional profile of less healthy items, a study finds.

16 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Naturally occurring molecule may help prevent and treat atherosclerosis and gum disease

Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, prevents and treats gum disease, and also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot.