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14 Jan 2016 - Eurekalert - Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child's brain

Researchers at Tohoku University's School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain.

13 Jan 2016 - ScienceMag - Your poor diet might hurt your grandchildren's guts

Modern, western-type diets can damage not only the health and variety of your gut bacteria, but those of our children and grandchildren too.

Higher Omega-3 Index linked to better processing speeds in teenagers

Teenagers with higher blood levels of omega-3s may have better information processing speeds, compared with those with lower levels, says a new study. Data published in Nutrients indicated that omega-3 index – a quantification of the fatty acid status of a person – were significantly associated with information processing speeds and that every 1% increase in the Omega-3 Index was linked to a 1.23 digit increase on the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST).

02 Nov 2015 - MS Society - Dietary Omega-3 Linked to Lower Risk of First Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Demyelination

An ongoing study on MS risk factors in Australia found that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, especially from fish but not from plants, was associated with a decreased risk of developing a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination (an episode that indicates a high risk of MS).

12 Oct 2015 - The Conversation - Health Check: seven nutrients important for mental health - and where to find them

An increasingly robust body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies, and to the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.