A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein.
A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep.
A sugar tax may have to be introduced to curb obesity rates, the chief medical officer for England has said.
For four decades we’ve been led to believe that fat is the ultimate food enemy, but we’ve been fed a lie: the real danger is sweet, addictive – and found in almost everything we eat.
Dietary Interventions Will Have Relevance for Prevention and possibly for Treatment of Autism
Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies
Browning meat in the oven, grill or frying pan produces chemicals which may increase the risk of developing dementia, US researchers suggest.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids could help to prevent and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease by stimulating newly identified 'resolution pathways', according to research outlining an 'entirely new' approach to the condition.
Nutraingredients ran an online event on 13 Feb 2014 on Nutritional Lipids and Oils, with Dr Alex Richardson. On the back of huge interest and with little time to answer the many questions posed following her presentation, Nathan Gray has created a second opportunity to hear from Dr Richardson.
As consumer demand for functional foods and supplements containing healthy lipids and oils continues to soar, global demand for fish oils and omega oils (omega-3, omega-6, omega-7, & omega-9) will continue to climb.
Andrew Anthony sent his stool off to have its bacteria sequenced. In the future, such techniques could help assess our susceptibility to conditions from diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's to autism, depression and cancer.
Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.
Monkeys that consume a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more developed neural networks than those who do not, according to new research
A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest.
Overweight and obese adults who drink sugar-free or diet beverages consume more calories from food than overweight people who drink regular soda, according to new data.
Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have promoted health and increased lifespan in Drosophila by altering the symbiotic, or commensal, relationship between bacteria and the absorptive cells lining the intestine. The research, appearing in the January 16, 2014 edition of Cell, provides a model for studying many of the dysfunctions that are characteristic of the aging gut and gives credence to the growing supposition that having the right balance of gut bacteria may be key to enjoying a long healthy life.
Doctors say marketing ploys to cut calories are ineffective, now industry must slowly lower sugar content of processed foods
A campaign group has been formed to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK.