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7 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Study finds link between gut microbiota, sleep quality and cognitive flexibility

Evidence in the scientific literature shows that partial sleep deprivation may change the microbiota.

6 November 2017 - The Conversation - It’s not just mums who need to avoid alcohol when trying for a baby

A myriad of studies are showing biological fathers who drink alcohol may have a significant role in causing health problems in their children.

6 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Obesity linked with depressive symptoms, increased disease activity in women with lupus

Obesity is independently associated with worse patient-reported outcomes in women with systemic lupus erythematosus, including disease activity, depressive symptoms, pain and fatigue.

5 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid intake may affect lupus outcomes

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research.

5 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - The fight against obesity: To tax or not to tax?

Fighting and preventing obesity has become a major health priority in the UK and worldwide, and food taxation has been suggested as a crucial measure in order to achieve this.

2 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Sugar-sweetened drinks raise risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Regularly drinking sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda and juice contributes to the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and other endemic health problems.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Research consortium LipiDiDiet finds a way to impact Alzheimer's disease before it's too late

In this trial patients with prodromal Alzheimer's (often referred to as Mild Cognitive Impairment or MCI) were randomised to receive either the nutritional intervention or an iso-caloric control drink for 24 months.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying to prevent childhood asthma

Consuming fish during pregnancy offers same protection in preventing childhood asthma as fish oil supplements.

30 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - World-first discovery of new carbohydrate 'taste'

Deakin researchers have shown that taste sensitivity to carbohydrates increases intakes of energy and carbohydrates, and leads to a larger waist measurement.

30 October 2017 - Science Daily - Early age of drinking leads to neurocognitive and neuropsychological damage

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment.

29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - New study suggests 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

Groundbreaking research shows that high risk infants (infants with severe eczema and/or a history of egg allergy) who are introduced to peanut-containing food early are significantly more likely not to develop a peanut allergy.

29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.

26 October 2017 - Science Daily - Junk food almost twice as distracting as healthy food

When we haven't eaten, junk food is twice as distracting as healthy food or non-food items.

24 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, new study shows

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

24 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Most kids in northern latitudes don't get enough vitamin D in winter

Improvements to diet and increased awareness are considerations for closing the vitamin D gap when the sun can’t do the job.

19 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior, and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's.

18 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - How foods labeled 'healthy' can still make you fat

Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" - new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.

17 October 2017 - The Conversation - This is why child obesity rates have soared

New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and adolescents over the last four decades.

16 October 2017 - The Conversation - Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction

Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research suggests it could.

16 October 2017 - Medical News Bulletin - Can Vitamin D Exposure In Utero Alter Children’s Metabolic Profiles?

Vitamin D deficiency is known to play a role in the development of many diseases. Researchers determine if vitamin D exposure in utero could affect the risk for inflammatory diseases later in life.