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27 July 2012 - BBC News - Free school meals for all 'boost results'

Offering free school meals to everyone can help close the gap between rich and poor pupils, a report suggests.

18 July 2012 - BMJ - Striking lack of evidence to back up claims for popular sports brands

With the biggest sporting event in the world just a week away, a joint investigation by the BMJ and BBC Panorama has found that there is "a striking lack of evidence" to support claims about improved performance and recovery for many sports products like drinks, trainers and protein shakes.

17 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3s and Omega-6s show promise against ADHD: Cochrane review

A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new review from the prestigious Cochrane review.

13 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Women with 'unexplained fatigue' should take iron supplements: Study

A daily iron supplement may decrease fatigue in woment with 'unexplained fatique' and borderline blood levels of ferritin (the iron storing protein) says a new study.

12 July 2012 - Emory University - Study of psychosis risk and brain to track effects of Omega-3 pills

Study of psychosis risk and brain to track effects of Omega-3 pills

2 July 2012 - NutraIngredients - Vitamin B6 and B12 levels linked to mental function and depression

Low levels of vitamins B6 and B12 are associated with an increased risk of impaired cognition, says a new study that adds support to links between B vitamin intake and cognitive function.

29 June 2012 - PsychCentral - Scientists Discover How Omega-3 Improves Memory

Eating fish is said to be good for the brain and for memory. Researchers have associated those benefits with the Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.

20 June 2012 - BBC News - Doctors and heads call for free school breakfasts

Doctors and head teachers are calling on the government in England to look at providing free breakfasts to children on free school meals.

13 June 2012 - BBC News - Glasgow survey finds out of school lunchtime foods 'not healthy'

School pupils in Glasgow who buy lunch outside school are likely to be consuming too much energy, fat and salt, a survey has found.

16 May 2012 - University of Oxford - Oxford experts call for sugary drinks tax in the UK

Experts at Oxford University are calling for the introduction of taxes on sugary drinks as one measure that would encourage healthier diets and help tackle the obesity crisis in the UK.

15 May 2012 - Does Sugar Make You Stupid? Study Shows How A High-Fructose Diet Sabotages Learning, Memory

A study on rats suggests that eating a high fructose diet for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. Luckily, a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can counteract this IQ loss, researchers suggest.

14 May 2012 - BBC News - Only one in five eats five a day, poll suggests

Just one in five Britons eats the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests

28 April 2012 - BBC News - Secondary school pupils 'not eating enough'

Secondary school pupils are not eating enough at lunchtime according to a study by the body overseeing school food.

18 Apr 2012 - BBC News - Will adverts at the Olympics increase fast food consumption?

Health campaigners are calling for restrictions on fast food adverts at large sporting events, but would limiting these adverts make any difference to rising levels of obesity?

18 Apr 2012 - BBC News - Drinking water improves exam grades, research suggests

Students who take water into the examination hall may improve their grades, a study of 447 people found.

17 Apr 2012 - BBC News - Sugar warning for 'healthy' soft drinks

People underestimate the amount of sugar in drinks which are perceived to be healthy