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23 March 2015 - Science Daily - Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially inflammation, new research shows. Zinc deficiency could play a role in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes that involve inflammation. Such diseases often show up in older adults, who are more at risk for zinc deficiency.


23 March 2015 - ScienceDaily - Hunger versus reward: How do anorexics control their appetite?

Many adults, regardless of their weight, resolve to avoid fatty foods and unhealthy desserts. But despite one's best intentions, when the moment for decision comes, that chocolate lava cake is often too enticing and self-control vanishes.


22 March 2015 - ScienceDaily - Special microbes make anti-obesity molecule in the gut

Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid.


19 March 2015 - BBC ONE - The Truth About Sugar

It’s everyone’s favourite sweet treat and one of food’s greatest pleasures, but sugar is increasingly being portrayed in the papers as a major health risk.


19 March 2015 - Nutraingredients - Nutrient profiling key to public health policies

The next UK government must do much more to tackle Britain’s poor dietary habits, according to the UK Coronary Prevention Group (UKCPG), a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through healthy lifestyles.


18 March 2015 - MNT - Breastfeeding for longer leads to smarter adults

A study has found that prolonged breastfeeding is linked to higher intelligence, longer schooling and greater earnings as an adult.


18 March 2015 - ScienceDaily - Low vitamin D levels, depression linked in young women, new study shows

There is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women, a new study shows.


17 March 2015 - EurekAlert - New study: Food TV a recipe for weight gain

At risk: Those who watch and frequently cook from scratch


17 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer's disease

A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.



17 March 2015 - Foodconsumer - Eating fish lowers dementia risk - review finds

Consumption of fish linked to reduced risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease


13 March 2015 - EurekAlert - Energy drinks raise resting blood pressure

Healthy young adults who don't consume caffeine regularly experienced greater rise in resting blood pressure after consumption of a commercially available energy drink - compared to a placebo drink - thus raising the concern that energy drinks may increase the risk of cardiac events.


13 March 2015 - The Australian - Dementia: healthy eating and active lifestyle reduces risk

There is no cure for dementia. But there’s evidence that we may be able to prevent its onset. In the face of this mys­terious, incurable and aggressive disease - at least we can control what we eat.


12 March 2015 - The Guardian - Tax on sugary drinks could save NHS £15m a year, claims study

Child health campaigners calculate duty on sweetened drinks could save £300m over 20 years and reduce number of cases of diabetes by 50,000.


11 March 2015 - Biology News Net - Rat brains point to lead's role in schizophrenia

A study of the brains of rats exposed to lead has uncovered striking similarities with what is known about the brains of human schizophrenia patients, adding compelling evidence that lead is a factor in the onset of schizophrenia.


11 March 2015 - Hamilton Spectator - Feeling tired? Try this

Quality sleep can make you look years younger and feel less grumpy, and protect you against weight gain, depression, heart disease and diabetes. Plus, new research suggests that good sleep can help prevent brittle bones and serious digestive-system problems.


11 March 2015 - ScienceDaily - Uncovering the effects of cooking, digestion on gluten and wheat allergens in pasta

Researchers trying to understand wheat-related health problems have found new clues to how the grain's proteins, including gluten, change when cooked and digested. They report that boiling pasta releases some of its potential allergens, while other proteins persist throughout cooking and digestion. Their findings lend new insights that could ultimately help Celiac patients and people allergic to wheat.


11 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Healthy eating, exercise, and brain-training

A comprehensive programme providing older people at risk of dementia with healthy eating guidance, exercise, brain training, and management of metabolic and vascular risk factors appears to slow down cognitive decline, according to the first ever randomised controlled trial of its kind, published in The Lancet.


10 March 2015 - EurekAlert - 'Sugar papers' reveal industry role in 1970s dental program

A newly discovered cache of industry documents reveals that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health in the 1960s and '70s to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay in American children.


06 March 2015 - Mail Online - Why FISH is nature's antidepressant: Mediterranean diet 'reduces the risk of stress, anxiety and mental illness'

People who adhered more strongly to Mediterranean diet were happier - 'Eating badly causes the depression in the first place,' researchers say.