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Junk food and the brain: How modern diets lacking in micronutrients may contribute to angry rhetoric

"Given that our society’s food choices have moved so strongly toward ultra-processed products, we need to learn about the substantial scientific evidence proving that micronutrient intake influences mental health symptoms, especially irritability, explosive rage and unstable mood."

Ubiquitous food additive alters human microbiota and intestinal environment

New clinical research indicates that a widely used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, perturbing levels of beneficial bacteria and nutrients.

Poor quality of sleep and falling asleep later are associated with poorer control of blood sugar after meals

A new study finds that later bedtime routines and poor quality of sleep in healthy adults are associated with higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of blood sugar following meals.

Diet changes brain activity in children with ADHD

Researchers have, for the first time, shown a relationship between a decrease in ADHD symptoms and increased activity in the brain after following a few-foods diet

FREE Podcast - Dr Alex Richardson - Omega 3 fatty acids and their VITAL role in good health (Part 1)

Dale Pinnock interviews Dr Alex Richardson, from Oxford University and the charity 'Food and Behaviour Research', to discuss her specialist field - omega 3 fatty acids, particularly in brain function.

Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy

Ultra-processed foods meet all the same criteria that were used to designate tobacco as addictive

Vegetarian diet quality influences mental health

There is a general perception that following a plant-based diet is inherently healthy but like any diet it comes down to what you put in your mouth

Diet trumps drugs for anti aging and good metabolic health

We all know what we eat influences our health, but this study showed how food can dramatically influence many of the processes operating in our cells. This gives us insights into how diet impacts on health and aging.

Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health

Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people

Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating

Autism-related traits and preferences are associated with less-diverse diet, leading to a less-diverse microbiome

Gut microbiota differences seen in people with autism may be due to dietary preferences

The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.

Why nitrates and nitrites in processed meats are harmful – but those in vegetables aren’t

So how can nitrates and nitrites be harmful when added to meat but healthy in vegetables? The answer lies in how nitrates and nitrites in food get converted into other molecules.

Two omega-3s in fish oil may boost brain function in people with heart disease

DHA and EPA, given in a combined supplement at prescription levels, improved cognitive function in older adults with coronary artery disease, according to a new study.

People who eat more fish have fewer signs of vascular disease in the brain

Researchers in France have found a link between eating more fish and a lower risk of vascular brain disease.

What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?

The results from this study clearly indicate a causal impact of sugary drinks on children's behavior and test scores

Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly

Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's

Nutrients can mimic pharmacological effects of medicines

Nutritional compounds and the pharmaceutical drugs are able to bind to cells, using the same "docking stations" called cell receptors, and have similar effects on the immune system, according to this review

How the microbiome affects human health

The human body has several distinct microbiomes—on the skin, in the mouth and in our airways—but the most consequential one for health is in the digestive system, commonly called the gut microbiome.

ONLINE EVENT - Nutrition, Diet and Mental Health: Evidence-Based Approaches for the 21st Century

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How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (and the protective effect of Omega-3 DHA)

Consumption of a processed diet can produce significant and abrupt memory deficits, according to a new study.