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25 March 2014 - Examiner - Ketogenic diet fights depression and bipolar disorder and aids weight loss

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is known for promoting rapid weight loss, but psychiatrists say it can combat depression and bipolar disorder.


24 March 2014 - Nutraingredients - Vegans respond 'robustly' to algal-derived omega-3 fatty acid supplement

The omega-3 index of vegans is low, but no lower than the levels measured in omnivores, says a new study, which also supports the efficacy of an algal-derived omega-3 supplement to boost EPA and DHA levels.


23 March 2014 - York University, Toronto - Lipid Levels During Prenatal Brain Development Impact Autism

. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is a natural lipid-derived molecule that is involved in important physiological functions. Abnormal PGE2 signalling has been associated with pathologies of the nervous system. Previous studies provide evidence for the interaction of PGE2 and canonical Wnt signalling pathways in non-neuronal cells. Since the Wnt pathway is crucial in the development and organization of the brain, the main goal of this study is to determine whether collaboration between these pathways exists in neuronal cell types.


13 March 2014 - UW-Madison - Study suggests potential association between soy formula and seizures in children with autism

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.


6 March 2014 - University of Oxford - 'Higher levels of omega-3 in diet associated with better sleep'

A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep.


5 March 2014 - BBC News - Sugar tax may be necessary, England's chief medical officer says

A sugar tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said.


2 March 2014 - Daily Mail - Special report: Sugar - the bitter truth?

For four decades we’ve been led to believe that fat is the ultimate food enemy, but we’ve been fed a lie: the real danger is sweet, addictive – and found in almost everything we eat.


25 Feb 2014 - Children's Hospital, Oakland - Research indicates Causal Link between Vitamin D, Serotonin Synthesis and Autism

Dietary Interventions Will Have Relevance for Prevention and possibly for Treatment of Autism


25 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3-rich fish intake during pregnancy may boost birth weight for babies: European data

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies


25 Feb 2014 - BBC News - Cooking meat 'may be dementia risk'

Browning meat in the oven, grill or frying pan produces chemicals which may increase the risk of developing dementia, US researchers suggest.


18 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 backed for Alzheimer's disease potential

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease by stimulating newly identified 'resolution pathways', according to research outlining an 'entirely new' approach to the condition.



14 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Dr Alex Richardson Q&A: Nutritional Lipids for Mood and Behaviour

Nutraingredients ran an online event on 13 Feb 2014 on Nutritional Lipids and Oils, with Dr Alex Richardson. On the back of huge interest and with little time to answer the many questions posed following her presentation, Nathan Gray has created a second opportunity to hear from Dr Richardson.


13 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Nutritional Lipids and Oils online event

As consumer demand for functional foods and supplements containing healthy lipids and oils continues to soar, global demand for fish oils and omega oils (omega-3, omega-6, omega-7, & omega-9) will continue to climb.


9 Feb 2014 - The Observer - I had the bacteria in my gut analysed. And this may be the future of medicine

Andrew Anthony sent his stool off to have its bacteria sequenced. In the future, such techniques could help assess our susceptibility to conditions from diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to autism, depression and cancer.


29 Jan 2014 - BBC News - Vitamins 'effective in treating ADHD symptoms'

Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.


7 Feb 2014 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 rich diet linked to more developed brain networks: Monkey data

Monkeys that consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more developed neural networks than those who do not, according to new research


25 Jan 2014 - BBC News - Pregnant mother's fatty diet may alter baby's brain

A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest.



22 Jan 2014 - FoodNavigator - Food 'compensation' means diet drinks are not a weight loss solution, warn researchers

Overweight and obese adults who drink sugar-free or diet beverages consume more calories from food than overweight people who drink regular soda, according to new data.