A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined.
Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.
Gastro dysbiosis has been implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a study continues to lay bare the gut microbiota’s influence on a range of chronic conditions.
Signs of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been found in the gut bacteria in research conducted at Cornell University, which questions whether the disease originates in the brain.
Paul Whiteley: "Given my own research interest in the use of specific dietary modifications as possible intervention tools for some aspects of some autism, I was more than interested to read the results of this randomised-controlled trial of a gluten-free diet, including some 80 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder..."
This study entertains the possibility that probiotic treatment can be beneficial in ‘restoring’ certain behaviours in autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.
Following a Mediterranean diet that is not calorie restricted and is high in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts does not cause weight gain over 5 years compared with a low-fat diet, according to results from this study.
B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.