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11 August 2016 - Nutritional Outlook - Re-Esterified Omega-3s May Offer Benefits for Dry Eyes

Re-esterified omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may offer significant improvements to several symptoms of dry eyes, according to new study results published in Cornea.



02 August 2016 - Nutraingredients - Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined.


19 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.




07 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Scientists connect gut microbiota disruption with multiple sclerosis onset

Gastro dysbiosis has been implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) as a study continues to lay bare the gut microbiota’s influence on a range of chronic conditions.


04 July 2016 - Nutraingredients - Prebiotics & probiotics may ease gut-centric chronic fatigue syndrome: Study

Signs of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been found in the gut bacteria in research conducted at Cornell University, which questions whether the disease originates in the brain.



13 June 2016 - Questioning Answers - A gluten-free diet, gastrointestinal issues and autism

Paul Whiteley: "Given my own research interest in the use of specific dietary modifications as possible intervention tools for some aspects of some autism, I was more than interested to read the results of this randomised-controlled trial of a gluten-free diet, including some 80 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder..."


21 June 2016 - Nutraingredients - Loss of diverse gut bacterium may cause autistic behaviours

This study entertains the possibility that probiotic treatment can be beneficial in ‘restoring’ certain behaviours in autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions.






14 June 2016 - New Study Finds 43% of Products Marketed to Kids are Artificially Dyed With Links to Behavioral Problems Causing Concern

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Asheville catalogued foods, as well as tooth pastes, mouthwashes, and vitamins, in one large supermarket in that state, looking for cartoons, licensed characters, kid-oriented prizes, and other cues that the products were marketed to children.




06 June 2016 - Medscape - High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Does Not Lead to Weight Gain

Following a Mediterranean diet that is not calorie restricted and is high in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts does not cause weight gain over 5 years compared with a low-fat diet, according to results from this study.