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27 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal vitamins might lower risk of second child with autism

Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism.


27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - High-dose B vitamin supplementation may support brain health and disease prevention: Blackmores-backed RCT

Researchers conducted an RCT to assess the direct impact of six months of high-dose B vitamin supplementation on metabolic blood and neural biomarkers.


26 February 2019 - Science Daily - Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of ADHD among offspring up to 3-fold

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing ADHD later in life, according to a new study. Globally, it is the first study in which the connection between fetal nicotine exposure and diagnosis of ADHD was shown by measuring cotinine levels from pregnant maternal serum specimens.


25 February 2019 - Science Daily - Few kids' multivitamin products supply recommended daily vitamin D dose

Few multivitamin products for children supply the recommended dose of 400 IU a day of vitamin D, suggest the results of a survey of 91 different products.


25 February 2019 - zoeharcombe.com - Is a vegan diet safe for infants and children?

A vegan Facebook group has encouraged the reporting of a registered dietician to her licensing body because of a comment she made about a vegan diet for children: “it’s not safe and kids have died.”


22 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Pregnant mothers who consume 600 milligrams of omega-3 DHA daily protect their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could saffron be as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD?

A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults

New study links poor mental health with poor diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism

A new study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation.


21 February 2019 - ABC.net - Omega-3 trial for prison inmates to see if it curbs violent behaviour and improves mental health

Researchers have been granted ethical approval to give Omega-3 to inmates in five Australian prisons to see if the supplement can help curb violence and improve mental health.


20 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity

New research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.


20 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat diets do no favours for your gut bacteria

New research suggests that when people boost their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of "good" gut bacteria decreases while "unhelpful" bacteria amounts increases.


19 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link

Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma - a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is the immune system, which is also responsible for regulating many other physiological (and pathological) phenomena - including allergies.


19 February 2019 - UMCG - Microbiome directly affects glucose metabolism, type 2 diabetes risk

New research proves a causal link between the composition of the microbiome and the risk for type 2 diabetes. ‘This means that we can now use our technique to study the cause and effect relationship for many other microbiome features and diseases', the researchers comment.


19 February 2019 - Healio - High-fat diet linked to unfavorable gut microbiota changes

Eating a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates can lead to changes in the gut at the microbiome level that could lead to the development of metabolic disorders, according to new study results.


14 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Diet drinks may be associated with strokes among post-menopausal women

Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked artery, according to research.


13 February 2019 - Psychology Today - Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

Two recent studies have received a lot of attention for showing the significant role that diet can play in treating depression - the SMILES trial and the HELFIMED study.


11 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Norway’s food authorities warn of caffeine-containing energy drinks’ effect on kids

Adolescents suffer sleep problems, anxiety and heart palpitations as a result of caffeine intake via energy drinks, Norwegian Food Safety Authority says


7 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Diets in decline: Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies on the rise

Intakes of most vitamins and minerals have taken a nosedive since 2008, leading to an increase in deficiencies of key nutrients including vitamin A, fibre and iron, according to the UK’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey.


7 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Researchers find differences in gut microbiomes in people with schizophrenia

Study finds that the gut microbiomes of people with schizophrenia differ to those of people without the mental disorder.