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15 December 2014 - MNT - Salt, not high blood pressure, may be to blame for that headache

'Tis the season to be, well, gluttonous. But with increasing intakes of fat and sugar also comes increased salt consumption. Now, a new study published in the journal BMJ Open suggests diets high in salt are implicated in pesky headaches, and this link may be independent of the "well-established link" between salt intake and high blood pressure, which is a common cause of headaches.


15 December 2015 - Leeds Beckett University - Study reveals no link between food environment and childhood obesity

A study by researchers at Leeds Beckett University has found there is no link between the food environment and childhood obesity.


15 December 2014 - The Guardian - Five lifestyle factors are key to cutting risk of dementia, says charity

Age UK says exercise and diet help lessen Alzheimer’s risk and healthy activities may cut threat of dementia by 36%


11 December 2014 - ConsumerReports - Cereal portion control matters

You could be taking in a lot more calories than you think


10 December 2014 - The Sun Times - Janice Norris: They have tried to warn us!

The truth about sugar is now coming from many directions


10 December 2014 - Science Daily - Fructose and glucose: Brain reward circuits respond differently to two kinds of sugar

New information suggests the brain responds differently to different sugars, and that one type could be connected with overeating. Brain responses to fructose, a simple sugar contained in high-fructose corn syrup, produced activation in the brain's 'reward circuit,' and increased the desire for food, according to new research. This was not true for glucose, the body's major energy source, which is produced mainly by breakdown of complex carbohydrates.


09 December 2014 - MNT - Coeliac UK welcomes new EU regulation on food labelling as providing greater certainty for people with coeliac disease

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, welcomes a new EU regulation on allergen labelling in catering outlets and for retailers from 13 December 2014, as providing more certainty for people with coeliac disease in managing their condition.


09 December 2014 - BBC News - Ready meals may count towards five a day

The government is considering adding its "five-a-day" logo to ready meals and tinned foods that contain fruit and vegetables.


08 December 2014 - Medical News Today - Worry less, be happier - just by going to bed earlier

When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying.


08 December 2014 - MedicalXpress - Scientists identify hormone that reduces calorie burning, contributes to obesity

Researchers from McMaster University have identified an important hormone that is elevated in obese people and contributes to obesity and diabetes by inhibiting brown fat activity.


08 December 2014 - Science Daily - Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper that reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings.


08 December 2014 - MedicalXpress - Scientists discover brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose

Glucose is a component of carbohydrates, and the main energy source used by brain cells.


08 December 2014 - Nutraingredients - New antioxidant capacity technique highlights potential inaccuracy in current system

A new technique developed to measure antioxidant capacity has suggested that the antioxidant values of certain products may be up to ten times higher than previously listed.


06 December 2014 - MNT - Neuroimaging study of anorexia nervosa finds that brain shrinkage is reversible

The global thinning of cortical gray matter observed in acutely ill adolescent patients can be completely reversed following successful weight rehabilitation therapy.


05 December 2014 - News Medical - Increasing length of breastfeeding could save over £40 million annually for NHS

The NHS could save more than £40 million a year by increasing the length of time that mothers breastfeed, according to research carried out at Brunel University London.


05 December 2014 - Nutraingredients - Trust me, I'm a doctor: European omega-3 consumption depends on physician backing, GOED

Lack of a recommendation from a doctor, taste and price are all top deterrences for European consumers reluctant to take omega-3 – but sustainability is not a key concern, according to the results of a seven-country survey from the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED).


03 December 2014 - BBC News - Mediterranean diet keeps people 'genetically young'

Following a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep people genetically younger, say US researchers.


03 December 2014 - The Conversation - Why food firms should be told what – and what not – to put in their products

When it comes to illnesses linked to poor health choices, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the rates at which people die from them have been falling for some time. The bad news is that these diseases are still by far the most common cause of death. Cancers, heart disease, diabetes and the rest are still responsible for 89% of total deaths in the UK.


02 December 2014 - Science Daily - Vitamin D deficiency, depression linked in international study

Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health -- it also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.


02 December 2014 - MNT - 'Friendly viruses' as beneficial to gut health as 'friendly bacteria'

Researchers believe they have found the first strong indication that the gut is a natural home to viruses that are as helpful as "friendly bacteria" in maintaining health and keeping infection at bay.