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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.


06 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.


04 March 2015 - DG News - Poor Heart Function Could Be Major Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a study


03 March 2015 - MNT - Eating nuts linked to 20% cut in death rates

Even the epidemiologists doing the research found the pun irresistible: good health costs peanuts. For what they describe as a relatively affordable benefit, their study has found that a diet high in nuts is linked to lower mortality - associated with death rates cut by as much as a fifth.


03 March 2015 - Shape - USDA Considers Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Depression

Physical health can boost your mood, but foods like salmon could give your brain a boost too, suggests the USDA


02 March 2015 - MedicalXpress - Soft drink tax could improve health of the nation

An excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would be an effective way to improve the health of heavy consumers, new research shows.


28 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Psychology of food choice: Challenging the status quo

Researchers are challenging conventional beliefs about the effectiveness of traditional strategies for encouraging healthy eating. The symposium, "Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice," includes four presentations that tackle issues such as the harmfulness of weight-stigma, encouraging healthy choices, and strategies to help children and teens.


27 February 2015 - NZ Herald - Music, dance, diet key to slowing down dementia - study

Holistic approach could delay progression of degenerative brain disease, says professor


26 February 2015 - MNT - ADHD 'doubles the risk of early death'

Having a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder increases the risk of death and reduces overall life-expectancy, a large study published in The Lancet shows. It finds that people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have a more than doubled risk of premature death - and that accidents are the most common cause.


26 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D may control brain serotonin

In a new paper serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.


26 February 2015 - BBC News - Energy drinks 'should be banned' for under-16s

Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, the campaign and research group Action on Sugar says.


26 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Why debunked autism treatment fads persist

The communication struggles of children with autism spectrum disorder can drive parents and educators to try anything to understand their thoughts, needs and wants. Unfortunately, specialists in psychology and communication disorders do not always communicate the latest science so well.


26 February 2015 - Foodnavigator - UK sugar industry sales drop by 14%

Sales dropped to £298m (€338m) in 2014 and coincided with findings that nearly half of British consumers had shied away from sugar that year.


25 February 2015 - MedicalXpress - Widely used food additive promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, research shows

Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, new research shows.