Surprisingly, weight-loss diets in the 1950s and 1960s were not too dissimilar from today’s diets. In the 1950s the focus was on minimising carbohydrates, and in the 1960s it was on low-fat, low-calorie meals.
New research puts a price on high-prevalence mental health conditions.
Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.
Researchers have examined the available literature for the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. It turns out that cognitive performance was improved by a daily intake of cocoa flavanols.
Health and social care decision makers have been asked to consider the merits of providing elderly care home residents with supplements instead of their normal diets, after study results found supplements were a cost-effective way of treating malnourished residents.
Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Supplementation and other dietary modifications have a largely limited effect on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms, according to an Australian review.