Omega-6 fatty acids in the maternal diet overload the fetal system and impair healthy brain development. Such a mechanism may be behind ADHD, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.
When pregnant women consume diets high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, an excess of endocannabinoids is produced which overloads the fetus, and impairs healthy brain development.
Sticking to a healthy diet with more plants and less meat in midlife could be associated with a reduced risk of cognitive impairment in old age, researchers report.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are associated with better brain function in people with coronary artery disease, says new study
Dopamine “hits” from eating sugar promote rapid learning to preferentially find more of these foods.
Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health: study.
Babies born with high levels of triglycerides and 'bad' cholesterol may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems in childhood, says study.
Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.
Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.
"Pregnant women - especially those with allergies - should be aware that their diet during pregnancy can affect their child's chances of developing eczema and/or food allergies."
Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women.
Review: "Further research is still required to increase our understanding of the possible role of gut microbiota in Parkinson's Disease. It is important to emphasize that no microbiota-based treatment for PD exists to date."
New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate Major Depressive Disorder symptoms
Elovanoids - bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 PUFAs - protect the brain and retina from neurodegenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer's.
Scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading to the brain; and brain-first, originating in the brain, or entering the brain via the olfactory system, and spreading to the brainstem and peripheral nervous system.
Certain dietary imbalances - e.g. too much saturated fat, too many carbs - are associated with daytime drowsiness.
The European Academy of Paediatrics and the Child Health Foundation recommend that breast milk substitutes should contain equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6.
Study identifies 'hyper-palatable' foods, the ones we tend to binge on. Surprise surprise - it's all the really bad ones. They identified three "clusters:" combinations of fat and sodium (such as hot dogs or bacon); combinations of fat and simple sugars (like cake, ice cream and brownies); and combinations of carbohydrates and sodium (such as crackers, pretzels and popcorn).
New research links markers for celiac disease with anxiety in children.
This study is the first large-scale cohort to examine the association of late-life waist circumference with the incidence of dementia in an older population.