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02 December 2016 - NutraIngredients - Does Parkinson's start in the gut? Study reinforces gut-brain link

Parkinson's disease may be triggered by gut microbes, according to a study that points to probiotics as a potential therapy for the disease.




1 December 2016 - BBC - 'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

Global food policy needs to shift away from focusing on feeding people calories to nourishing people with healthy diets, say leading experts. They state that poor diets were responsible for more of the global health burden than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.







23 November 2016 - NutraIngredients - Plant compounds found to boost neural efficiency in elderly: Study

Compounds responsible for the colour of plants and vegetables have shown brain enhancing properties in a study that tests the carotenoids on older adults.



22 November 2016 - ScienceDaily - Aspartame may prevent, not promote, weight loss by blocking intestinal enzyme's activity

Study identifies possible mechanism behind sugar substitute's lack of effectiveness




14 November 2016 - Nutraingredients - Migraine sufferers show differences in makeup of oral microbiome

Could migraines be triggered by what's going on in the mouths of susceptible people? A recent study suggests that the makeup of the oral microbiome could play a role in bringing on the headaches that can debilitate migraine sufferers.


11 November 2016 - Vitamin D Council - Recent animal study proposes mechanism for the role of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis

A recent animal study discovered that vitamin D may have an important role in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS) by increasing proteins involved in remyelination.