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6 October 2016 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine exhibits role in warding off dementia, study shows

Daily consumption of drinks containing caffeine could help in the fight against dementia, a new study has claimed. Researchers found there was a lower chance of dementia or cognitive impairment in older women whose caffeine consumption was above average. The results go some way in supporting claims that caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea have a role in halting cognitive decline.


6 October 2016 - BBC News - Omega-3 oils in farmed salmon 'halve in five years'

Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past five years, a study shows.




30 September 2016 - Psychiatric Times - Understanding the Link Between Lead Toxicity and ADHD

Lead’s effects on childhood IQ, ADHD, and conduct problems as well as physical health have been of concern for decades. We now know a great deal about how lead affects the brain, including disruption of signaling in the prefrontal cortex and striatum.






28 September 2016 - Vitamin D Council - High dose vitamin D supplementation improves quality of life among patients with MS

In recent years, studies have discovered that vitamin D supplementation helps manage these symptoms. Furthermore, research has illustrated that low vitamin D status relates to reduced QOL.


27 September 2016 - Food Navigator - Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.








31 August 2016 - MedicalXpress - Zinc found to reverse brain cell changes in autism

Cellular changes in the brain caused by genetic mutations that occur in autism can be reversed by zinc, according to research at the University of Auckland.


30 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection: Study

A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by Imperial College has concluded.


28 August 2016 - The Conversation - Dropping the plan to ban junk food ads in prime time was a bad move - the UK will regret it

The government's Childhood Obesity Plan has been met with widespread anger from numerous health organisations. This was not least because it delivered “absolutely nothing” to regulate food advertising, something Jamie Oliver had called for.