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12 September 2017 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine-brain connectivity gets scientists twitchy with elderly brain boosts in prospect

Caffeine’s effects on brain neurons and their cellular function is the subject of European research that could explain why coffee could improve memory and protect against age-related memory loss.

12 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Should you replace sugar with artificial sweeteners?

Australians are consuming too much sugar. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 52% of the population are consuming more than is recommended, and this is affecting weight and dental health.

12 September 2017 - The Conversation - Health risks of light drinking in pregnancy confirms that abstention is the safest approach

While heavy drinking is clearly harmful to the unborn baby, often leading to miscarriage, premature birth and foetal alcohol syndrome, the possible effects of light drinking have been less clear.

12 September 2017 - The Conversation - New evidence shows that healthy obesity is a myth

The latest study shows that if you’re obese but metabolically healthy (so-called “fat but fit”), you are still at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease compared with metabolically healthy people who are a normal weight.

11 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Vegetarians more susceptible to depression than meat eaters, study shows. Here's why.

Vegetarians are at higher risk of suffering depression compared to those who eat meat and consume a conventional balanced diet, according to a new study.

11 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Omega 3 helps the gut stay healthy, study finds

Taking omega-3 as part of a healthy diet with plenty of fibre and probiotic foods can improve the diversity of the gut microbiome according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and King's College London.

8 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Researchers show that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.

7 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Citrus consumption could lower onset of dementia

Tohoku University researchers have found some evidence to suggest that daily intake of citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes, could reduce the risk of dementia developing among older adults by almost 15 percent.

7 September 2017 - The Conversation - Eating oily fish during pregnancy could prevent schizophrenia in the child, new study suggests

Getting enough DHA during pregnancy may protect against schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring.

7 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research finds

A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain's attention network.

6 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil

Kids born to mums who'd taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found.

5 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to schizophrenic symptoms in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a process through which changes in nutrition during early mouse pregnancy lead to offspring that develop schizophrenic-like symptoms as adults.

4 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - 1 in 5 children in the U.S. enter school overweight or obese, researchers find

About 17 percent of children in the United States are obese, according to federal health statistics. That's a sobering statistic for parents to ponder as September marks National Childhood Obesity Month.

30 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Lutein-rich avocados may support eye health, boost memory & attention

Consuming avocados may boost sustained attention, working memory, and problem solving in healthy people, says a new study.

30 August 2017 - MedicalXpress - Healthy glucose levels the key to a healthy ageing brain

New research has found blood glucose levels even at the normal range can have a significant impact on brain atrophy in ageing.