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18 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child

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.


18 November 2019 - Neuroscience News - High-fat maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain

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.


15 November 2019 - Futurity - More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

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.


15 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 may improve brain health in people with heart disease: Study

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are associated with better brain function in people with coronary artery disease, says new study


14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

Dopamine “hits” from eating sugar promote rapid learning to preferentially find more of these foods.


13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health: study.


13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Cholesterol, fat profiles at birth linked to psychological health at age 5

Babies born with high levels of triglycerides and 'bad' cholesterol may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems in childhood, says study.


12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.


12 November 2019 - Medscape - Environmental Contamination Linked to Neurologic Disorders

Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.


12 November 2019 - Medscape - Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding Linked to Less Allergy

"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."


12 November 2019 - EurekAlert - Depression linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadians

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.


11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - What do we know about the gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease?

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."


11 November 2019 - Psychology Today - New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate MDD symptoms

New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate Major Depressive Disorder symptoms


11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Researchers discover potential new Rx target for AMD and Alzheimer's

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.


7 November 2019 - Science Daily - Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?

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.


6 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Dodgy diet affects daytime drowsiness

Certain dietary imbalances - e.g. too much saturated fat, too many carbs - are associated with daytime drowsiness.


6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula

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.


5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study offers data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive 'hyper-palatable' foods

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).


5 November 2019 - Psychology Today - An Autoimmune Reaction to Gluten May Cause Childhood Anxiety

New research links markers for celiac disease with anxiety in children.


5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia

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.