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18 July 2014 - MNT - European children not eating enough fruit and veg

Less than every fourth child in Europe have enough fruit and vegetables included in their daily diet, a study by Swedish researchers at Orebro University and Karolinska Institutet shows.


14 July 2014 - EFSA - Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood (fish and shellfish) consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury

Following a request from the European Commission to address the risks and benefits as regards fish/seafood consumption related to relevant beneficial substances (e.g. nutrients such as n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids) and the contaminant methylmercury, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver a Scientific Opinion on health benefits of seafood consumption in relation to health risks associated with exposure to methylmercury.


11 July 2014 - MNT - Study calls for more focus on long-term outcomes in pediatric trials of drugs intended for chronic use like in ADHD

Medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)approved based on clinical trials that were not designed to study their long-term efficacy and safety or to detect rare adverse events, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report


14 July 2014 - BBC news - One in three Alzheimer's cases preventable

One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge. The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education.


15 July 2014 - MNT - Could certain fatty acids reduce the risk of Lou Gehrig's disease?

A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, and published in JAMA Neurology has suggested that eating foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the fatal neurogenerative condition that is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


15 July 2014 - MedicalXpress - Defects in fatty acid transport proteins linked to schizophrenia and autism

Defects in Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) may help to explain the pathology in some cases of schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.


15 July 2014 - Nutraingredients - Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.


14 July 2014 - BBC news - Dental charity blames bad baby teeth on 'child neglect'

Child neglect is to blame for "absolutely appalling" levels of children needing their teeth pulled in hospital, a charity says. NHS figures show it is the most common reason for children in England being admitted to hospital.


14 July 2014 - Nutraingredients - DHA omega-3 linked to ‘significantly improved periodontal outcomes’: Harvard data

Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.


11 July 2014 - MNT - Vitamin D found to increase bowel cancer survival odds

The study is the first to correlate total blood levels of vitamin D in bowel cancer patients after their diagnosis - which includes that produced after exposure to sunlight and that obtained from dietary sources - with their long term survival prospects.


10 July 2014 - New Scientist - Time for some grains of truth about wheat and gluten

The current epidemic of gluten intolerance says more about our psychology than our physiology


3 July 2014 - ScienceDaily - Genetic link to autism found, known as CHD8 mutation

In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.


7 July 2014 - MNT - Study may explain 'healthy' obesity

Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren't always linked. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Cell sheds light on a possible explanation.


4 July 2014 - MNT - TV gives children a 'bad example' on food

Unhealthy food choices that carry bad consequences in real life are shown in a positive light by television programs aimed at children, an analysis of broadcast output has found.


4 July 2014 - MNT - Safe seafood project develops tools for detection of pharmaceutical residues

Significant progress towards improving seafood safety in Europe is being made by the EC-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project. The project is assessing food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and evaluating their impact on public health.


11 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Diet higher in protein may be linked to lower risk of stroke

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein, according to a meta-analysis.



2 July 2014 - PRNewswire - Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Researchers Confirm "Gut Instinct" of Anti-Inflammatory Effects of EPA and DHA



30 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - First pediatric autism study conducted entirely online

Researchers looked at whether an Internet-based trial was a feasible way to evaluate whether omega-3 fatty acids helped reduce hyperactivity in children with autism