Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity.
In a long-term, collaborative, EU-funded project led by LMU's Berthold Koletzko, researchers have studied the lasting impact of early nutrition on health. A conference in Munich highlighted the latest results of their efforts.
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.
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.
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