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04 July 2015 - NY Times - The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

AS many as one in three Americans tries to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten-free menus, gluten-free labels and gluten-free guests at summer dinners have proliferated.


22 Jun 2015 - Nutraingredients - B vitamins may slow cataract occurrence & development: AREDS data

Increased dietary intakes of B vitamins are associated with reduced incidence and decreased risks of developing different forms of cataracts in older people, says new data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group.



16 June 2015 - BBC News - US orders ban on 'unsafe' trans-fats

Trans-fats are unsafe to eat and must be banned from the food supply within three years, US regulators have said.



15 June 2015 - Nutraingredients - Probiotic Bifidobacteria may boost cognition in anxious mice: Study

Select strains of Bifidobacteria may positively impact cognition in anxious lab animals, says a new study from Ireland that deepens our understanding of the gut-brain axis.


10 June 2015 - Nutraingredients - Fermented food intake linked to fewer anxiety symptoms: Study

Increased intakes of fermented foods may be associated with fewer symptoms of social anxiety, particularly for people at higher genetic risk, says a new study.


10 June 2015 - MNT - GI content of diet may influence autism symptoms

Dietary glycemic index is often monitored closely by people with diabetes, but could it be relevant in other areas of health? A new mouse study suggests that dietary glycemic index could have a significant impact on autism spectrum disorder symptoms.


01 Jun 2015 - Eye Nutrition Meeting in Barcelona - Beyond AREDS

Was the AREDS2 report the end of the story for nutritional supplements for AMD prevention? Not according to the recent Eye Nutrition Meeting in Barcelona.


27 May 2015 - Eurekalert - 'Do' is better than 'don't' when it comes to eating better

Focus on the Broccoli Benefits rather than the Hamburger Harms


26 May 2015 - MedicalXpress - Pregnant women lack guidance on iodine intake levels

Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice for pregnancy nutrition.


21 May 2015 - Huffpost - Mindful Eating, ADHD and Nutrition

The words attention deficit are so strongly associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many people overlook other far-reaching consequences of the disorder. Among them are poor eating habits, eating disorders, and a higher-than-average risk of becoming overweight as a result of having ADHD.


21 May 2015 - ScienceDaily - Obese teens' brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds

TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and -- most surprisingly -- the mouth, suggesting they mentally simulate unhealthy eating habits that make it difficult to lose weight later in life.


20 May 2015 - Medical Daily - Skipping Meals Promotes Belly Fat Storage, Increases Risk For Insulin Resistance

Anyone looking to lose weight knows they have to restrict the amount of calories they consume, but how much and when they restrict those calories can make all the difference.


20 May 2015 - MNT - Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ability to efficiently switch between tasks -- and had a bigger anterior cingulate cortex, a brain region known to contribute to cognitive flexibility.


20 May 2015 - The Conversation - How eating different brands of the same food could be encouraging you to eat more

Since the 1970s, the number of new food products available to consumers in developed countries has increased dramatically. For any one type of food, there are often many different brands and varieties, from diet or “lite” versions through to indulgent “luxury” brands. Some of these products contain low-calorie sweeteners and fat substitutes, which means that within a single food category, calorie content can vary considerably.


18 May 2015 - MedicalXpress - Orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people

This study is thought to be one of the first to show that regularly consuming orange juice flavanones could have a positive effect on older people's cognition.


17 May 2015 - BBC News - Why an iron fish can make you stronger

When Canadian science graduate Christopher Charles visited Cambodia six years ago he discovered that anaemia was a huge public health problem.