Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?
“Even as a GP with many years’ experience, I still feel uncomfortable about talking to patients about nutrition. It can be confusing which sources of information to trust”
Maternal prenatal and early childhood intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fructose is associated with current asthma in mid-childhood, regardless of adiposity, according to a study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Could screening and management of lipid profiles during pregnancy help prevent ADHD? Findings from a large, multicentre team associated with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore seem to suggest so.
In generally healthy older men, slightly lower sodium levels in the blood were related to both cognitive impairment and declines in cognitive function over time. Additional studies are needed to determine whether correction of lower serum sodium may influence cognition in older adults.
"In conclusion, this experiment indicates that Omega-3 administration has beneficial effects in reducing aggression among the general population."
Princeton University researchers report that in mice, fructose, a sugar found in fruit, is processed mainly in the small intestine, not in the liver as had previously been suspected.
The consumption of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics can improve cognitive function in obese and insulin-resistant individuals by manipulating the gut, say researchers in Thailand.
There is no need for an upper limit of folate intake, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
In this study, obesity-prone and obesity-resistant rats give a basic-science model to understand the neural and psychological differences that drive overeating.
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.