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14 April 2016 - Questioning Answers - #Breadgate and nutritional psychiatry

The review paper by Paola Bressan & Peter Kramer titled: 'Bread and Other Edible Agents of Mental Disease' has been getting a few people a little hot under the collar recently. With it's own Twitter hashtag #breadgate it looks like the idea that certain foods might have something of a bearing on "human behaviour and mental health" has not been received particularly well.



12 April 2016 - Nutraingredients - Mind the fibre gap: The case of the vanishing gut microbiome

Increasing dietary fibre intake may be the best way to regain the microbial biodiversity that has been impaired by the western diet, according to researchers.













14 March 2016 - The Conversation - Epigenetics: Can stress really change your genes?

We often talk about our genetic make-up and “how good” or “how healthy” our genes are. We also know “bad genes” can lead to us having a higher chance of developing a particular disease if our parents are carriers. But while scientists can look for those faulty or changed genes, over the last decade we have learned this is not the whole story.


07 March 2016 - U.S. News - Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring

Children of mothers with too little vitamin D during their pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis when they reach adulthood, a new study suggests.


06 March 2016 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine opinion not measuring effect of 5 Red Bulls and a bottle of vodka: EFSA

Accounting for the lifestyle choice of excessive consumption of energy drinks and alcohol was not the point of EFSA's risk assessment on caffeine, the authority has said at a Brussels stakeholder meeting on the draft yesterday.