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06 October 2014 - The Conversation - Who you calling an elephant? Animals have weight issues too

The world obesity crisis is not just affecting humans but also the animals that live with us.


07 October 2014 - Science Daily - Anorexia/bulimia: Bacterial protein implicated

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10 percent of the general population. Researchers have demonstrated the involvement of a protein produced by some intestinal bacteria that may be the source of these disorders.



01 October 2014 - 3BL Media - Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Some Forms of Depression

Researchers find that treatment with EPA, but not DHA or placebo, decreased the incidence of interferon-alpha-induced depression in patients being treated for hepatitis C.


02 October 2014 - WJON - Dr. Paul Clayton- The Omega 3/6 Balance

Kelly Cordes in conversation with Dr Paul Clayton discussing the importance of the Omega 3/6 balance


01 October 2014 - Nutritional Outlook - Nutrients for Kids

When it comes to selecting health products for children, there are many to choose from. Some are based on the most familiar of ingredients, and others may seem quite foreign. All of these ingredients can benefit from scientific studies, though. For added assurance for manufacturers and their customers, here’s a handful of nutrients backed by brand-new research.


26 September 2014 - HuffPost - Is the NHS Encouraging Obesity Through Unhealthy Food Choices? And What Can We Do??

Dr Sally Norton - criticising the NHS for encouraging obesity by allowing coffee shops and vending machines that offer predominantly unhealthy food choices to be housed within in our hospitals


24 September 2014 - MNT - Study: lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school

A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night's sleep.


23 September 2014 - Science Daily - Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health

New research focused on mental wellbeing found that high and low mental wellbeing were consistently associated with an individual's fruit and vegetable consumption.


23 September 2014 - UofM News - Walking off depression and beating stress outdoors? Nature group walks linked to improved mental health

Large scale study says group nature walks linked with significantly lower depression and perceived stress, enhanced mental well-being


22 September 2014 - MedicalXpress - Mothers of children with autism less likely to have taken iron supplements

Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.


22 September 2014 - ScienceDaily - Obesity and stress pack a double hit for health

If you're overweight, you may be at greater risk for stress-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer


19 September 2014 - Nutraingredients - DPA, vitamins D and K ‘should be investigated’ for cognitive health, says new review

A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may help better support the role of nutrition in cognitive health, says a new review.


18 September 2014 - EPOCH TIMES - A Nutritional Approach to Depression

Many people turn to anti-depressants to relieve their emotional suffering. While medication can be life-saving under certain circumstances, a nutritional approach to depression has few, if any, of the side effects of medications. In many instances, people can start to feel better emotionally and physically just by virtue of eating nourishing foods.



16 September 2014 - BBC News - Sugar intake must be slashed further, say scientists

The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.


12 September 2014 - KQED News - Berkeley’s Talking About Sugar — And the Conversation Isn’t Sweet

In Berkeley, a place where politics is rarely sweet, sugar is an especially bitter topic. Right now it’s the talk of the town – in the form of six conversations leading up to the vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot.


11 September 2014 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk is brain food

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well.


11 September 2014 - Futurity - CAN FATTY ACID IN BREAST MILK PREDICT TEST SCORES?

Researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries did on academic tests.