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31 August 2016 - MedicalXpress - Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism

Cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutations that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc, according to research at the University of Auckland.


30 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection: Study

A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by Imperial College has concluded.


28 August 2016 - The Conversation - Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move - the UK will regret it

The government's Childhood Obesity Plan has been met with widespread anger from numerous health organisations. This was not least because it delivered “absolutely nothing” to regulate food advertising, something Jamie Oliver had called for.


24 August 2016 - BBC - Depression: A revolution in treatment?

It's not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about "one of the strongest discoveries in psychiatry for the last 20 years".







18 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - EFSA publishes final choline opinion based on big EU data

The opinion on the essential nutrient B-vitamin choline, found in eggs and other foods, was based on consumption data from 12 national surveys in nine EU countries.



16 August 2016 - The Conversation - Memory and attention are affected by much lower levels of dehydration than previously thought

We're often told we should drink eight glasses of water a day, check that our urine is not too yellow, and limit caffeinated drinks because they make us lose hydration.




02 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined.


19 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.




07 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Scientists connect gut microbiota disruption with multiple sclerosis onset

Gastro dysbiosis has been implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a study continues to lay bare the gut microbiota’s influence on a range of chronic conditions.


04 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Prebiotics & probiotics may ease gut-centric chronic fatigue syndrome: Study

Signs of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been found in the gut bacteria in research conducted at Cornell University, which questions whether the disease originates in the brain.