Past research has suggested that weight may be influenced by genes. A new study builds on this concept, revealing that our genetic makeup shapes what type of bacteria live in the gut, which may affect how heavy we are.
We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting our mood and appetite. Now, new research suggests it might also play a role in our cravings for certain types of food.
Pregnant women living in high-stress situations may benefit from supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), according to a randomized controlled trial published online November 5 and in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The reduction in cortisol output may improve the uterine environment for the developing fetus.
WHAT makes you happy? Scientists say it could be as simple as your daily food and drink. They have shown that if you eat the right things you can prime your brain to remain positive and even ward off depression.
Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, a new study suggests.
New research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Short men are more likely to die from dementia than taller men, scientists have found, in the first ever study to link height with mental decline in old age.
Experts welcome computer-based examination, that analyses patients’ lifestyle to calculate risk to brain health
Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Binge drinking during adolescence can have lasting effects on brain function, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Dementia is a term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline such as forgetfulness, but is not a clinical diagnosis itself until an underlying disease or disorder has been identified.
Elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances.
The Eatwell plate is the UK government’s official food guide about which foods we should eat to achieve a healthy diet. It was first published 20 years ago – and despite some two decades of nutritional research has not been changed since.
People facing mental health challenges are significantly more likely to have heart disease or stroke, according to a study.
Landmark study found that aging humans who consumed more omega-3s had increased gray matter brain volume
Study shows that infants fed on fresh rather than UHT cow's milk are less prone to infection.
Drinking milk produced from sources other than cows may increase the risk for low levels of serum vitamin D in young children compared with drinking cow's milk, according to a study published online October 20 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Maternal Mental Health Alliance says NHS would need to spend £337m a year to bring care up to recommended levels.
Cypriot scientists have discovered a new treatment for wet macular degeneration which involves taking high doses of omega-3 fatty acids which improve visual acuity and visual field three months after the beginning of treatment.