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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers show that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.
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.
Getting enough DHA during pregnancy may protect against schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consuming avocados may boost sustained attention, working memory, and problem solving in healthy people, says a new study.
New research has found blood glucose levels even at the normal range can have a significant impact on brain atrophy in ageing.