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29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - New study suggests 21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010

Groundbreaking research shows that high risk infants (infants with severe eczema and/or a history of egg allergy) who are introduced to peanut-containing food early are significantly more likely not to develop a peanut allergy.

29 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood

Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.

26 October 2017 - Science Daily - Junk food almost twice as distracting as healthy food

When we haven't eaten, junk food is twice as distracting as healthy food or non-food items.

There is no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, new study shows

Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

24 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Most kids in northern latitudes don't get enough vitamin D in winter

Improvements to diet and increased awareness are considerations for closing the vitamin D gap when the sun can’t do the job.

19 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior, and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's.

18 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - How foods labeled 'healthy' can still make you fat

Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" - new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.

17 October 2017 - The Conversation - This is why child obesity rates have soared

New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and adolescents over the last four decades.

Sugar in the diet may increase risks of opioid addiction

Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research suggests it could.

Can Vitamin D Exposure In Utero Alter Children’s Metabolic Profiles?

Vitamin D deficiency is known to play a role in the development of many diseases. Researchers determine if vitamin D exposure in utero could affect the risk for inflammatory diseases later in life.

Many pregnant women not getting message about boosting iodine and folic acid

Just over a third of New Zealand mothers follow recommendations to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when breastfeeding.

16 October 2017 - Nutraingredients - Call for “monumental” rethink of food systems that “make people sick”

Industrial food and farming systems are “making people sick” and fuelling the obesity crisis, according to research published by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.

12 October 2017 - Science Daily - Dangerous trend: The placenta is not suitable as a 'superfood'

More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons". This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but also in Europe, although physicians are increasingly expressing concerns about it.

9 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Healthy food is key to a healthy mind

The risk of developing depression is directly linked to diet, lifestyle and exercise, a ground-breaking index developed by Swinburne researchers has found.

7 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Orthorexia: When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food - and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives.

Complex guidelines on eating fish when pregnant mean that mothers – and babies – are missing out

There is growing evidence of benefits to the health and development of the baby if women eat fish while pregnant, despite the mercury content.

6 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Everything you need to know about trans fats

Nearly 12 years after it was first recommended, the federal government has announced its intention to ban partially hydrogenated oils in all food sold in Canada.

5 October 2017 - Nutraingredients - More evidence needed: BMJ study links multivitamin intake to lower autism risk

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, says a new study. However, researchers warn that evidence is not yet sufficient to change policies or healthcare practices.

5 October 2017 - Science Daily - Identifying ways to minimize the harm of energy drinks

Because many countries allow the sale of energy drinks to young people, identifying ways to minimize potential harm from energy drinks is critical. A new study provided unique insights into intervention strategies suggested by young people themselves to reduce consumption.

Got a picky eater? How 'nature and nurture' may be influencing eating behavior in young children

In a new study, the researchers wanted to see if chemosensory genes might have a possible relationship to picky eating behavior in young children. They found that certain genes related to taste perception may be behind some of these picky eating habits.