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Offspring of Mice Fed Imbalanced Diets Shown to Be Neurologically ‘Programmed’ for Obesity

Prenatal diet could increase the risk of unhealthy eating and obesity in the offspring


Unique antibody profile sets gluten sensitivity apart from coeliac disease

A new study of the antibodies produced by people with gluten sensitivity may lead to a better way to detect the condition and treat it.


Junk food linked to age-marker in chromosomes: study

A new study suggests that diet is a factor in driving cells to age faster


Time for a Paradigm Shift on Food and Mood

Healthy eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet, are associated with better mental health than “unhealthy” eating patterns, such as the Western diet.


Physiological test for autism proves effective independent of co-occurring conditions

Progress in classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via blood measures - latest results consistent with a potential role for nutrition.


Higher omega-3 DHA levels linked to less lung inflammation, lower ILD risk

Increased levels of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are associated with a lower risk of hospitalizations due to interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a new population-based cohort study.


Researchers argue health care systems should use 'food as medicine' interventions

The world is facing an epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases with one in five deaths attributed to a suboptimal diet, more than any other risk factor including tobacco.


Frequent Soft Drink Consumption May Make Adolescents More Aggressive

Could reducing soda consumption during adolescence help curb aggressive behaviors?


Review finds vitamin D and some minerals might benefit fibromyalgia sufferers

A new review has found some promise for the use of vitamin D and mineral supplementation to support fibromyalgia sufferers. There was less evidence in favor of vitamins C and E and probiotics, however.


Excessive fructose consumption may cause a leaky gut, leading to fatty liver disease

Excessive consumption of fructose—a sweetener ubiquitous in the American diet—can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


Melatonin linked to improved brain function in child concussion

Melatonin could improve brain functions related to sleep quality in children recovering from concussion, according to a University of Queensland study. Using the latest brain mapping techniques, researchers examined Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans from 62 children before and after taking melatonin or a placebo in a randomized clinical trial.


Honey found to be a better treatment for upper respiratory tract infections than traditional remedies

A trio of researchers at Oxford University has found that honey is a better treatment for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) than traditional remedies. In their paper published in BMJ Evidence-based Medicine, Hibatullah Abuelgasim, Charlotte Albury, and Joseph Lee describe their study of the results of multiple clinical trials that involved testing of treatments for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and what they learned from the data.


Can a healthy diet reduce risk of Parkinson's?

While movement problems are the main symptoms of Parkinson's disease, people with the disease often have non-motor symptoms such as constipation, daytime sleepiness and depression 10 or more years before the movement problems start. A new study suggests that eating a healthy diet in middle age may be linked to having fewer of these preceding symptoms. The study is published in the August 19, 2020, online issue of Neurology.


Researchers find link between gut microbiome and cancer treatment outcomes

Physicians at City of Hope, working in collaboration with scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on Food and Drug Administration-approved immunotherapy regimens. Their findings are outlined in a study published today in the journal European Urology.


Influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's gut microbiome

New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby's developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby's microbiome—notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas—at three months of age.


Antibiotics associated with increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Antibiotics use, particularly antibiotics with greater spectrum of microbial coverage, may be associated with an increased risk of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its subtypes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. That is according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Harvard Medical School in the United States, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The association between antimicrobial treatment and IBD remained when patients were compared with their siblings.


Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.


TV-watching snackers beware: You won't notice you're full if your attention is elsewhere

Eating while doing something perceptually-demanding makes it more difficult to notice when you feel full, shows new research from the University of Sussex.


Excess weight among pregnant women may interfere with child's developing brain

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, a new study finds.


Personalised probiotic cocktails’ could be the future in tackling gut dysbiosis, study finds

“Personalised probiotic cocktails” may be possible after a team use new insights to predict the success of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in addressing recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (rCDI).