Liver disease can be a direct cause of mental health symptoms because a compromised liver cannot prevent toxins in the blood from reaching the brain.
Hear from leading international researchers why improving nutrition is so crucial to reducing the current 'epidemic' of mental health problems. And how our diets affect how we all feel, think, and behave.
"The accelerated growth trajectory displayed by infants with foetal exposure to COVID-19 may be a harbinger for adverse cardiometabolic outcomes, including obesity and heart disease, later in life."
Eating a handful of blueberries daily has health benefits, including lowered blood pressure, faster reaction time, and improved memory and brain cognition.
At best, a drink or two each day has no effect good or ill on a person's health, while three or more drinks daily significantly increase the risk of an early death, researchers report.
Some simple things can help motivate your children to eat healthier foods and snacks. That's not just good for their health, it can make your life easier too - as the American Heart Association explains.
Drinking milk helps protect the brain from some of the damage caused by aging and aging-related diseases.
"Showing that we can improve health during the relatively short, and critical, window of pregnancy—and thus have lifelong health effects for the mother and child—makes a strong policy argument for these taxes."
Switching from an average to a healthy lifestyle, with positive diet changes being key, can dramatically reduce a person’s future risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia
Restrictive dieting (in mice) changes communication in the brain, new research has shown. Nerve cells that mediate the feeling of hunger receive stronger signals, leading to overeating and weight gain after the diet ends - and those signalling changes are persistent.
Foods with a high fat and sugar content change our brain: If we regularly eat even small amounts of them, the brain learns to consume precisely these foods in the future.
"Overnutrition during pregnancy and nursing appears to rewire the brains of developing children and, possibly, future generations."
Mild sleep deprivation may play a role in paediatric obesity by increasing caloric intake, particularly from noncore and ultra processed foods.
Fermentation of ('resistant') protein in the gut (from highly processed foods) could release toxins into the body's circulation and affect the brain's access to neurotransmitter compounds, according to an international study
It’s never too early or late to use nutrition to improve brain health. From iodine intake to avoiding ultra-processed foods, here’s what to bear in mind.
"Based on the findings of this study and previous pre-clinical studies, we can conclude that adding olive oil to our diet could maintain a healthy brain and improve memory function."
Supplementing the mother's diet with certain nutrients could be an effective preventative measure to protect embryos from accidental early foetal alcohol exposure.
We could not detect the profound effects of plant-based vs. animal-based meals on satiety and mood.
Placental DNA methylation may be one of the mechanisms by which maternal obesity is associated with adverse metabolic health outcomes in childhood, although further studies would be needed to corroborate these findings.
Sugar sweetened beverage consumption promotes higher BMI and body weight in both children and adults, underscoring the importance of dietary guidance and public policy strategies to limit intake.