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23 June 2014 - BBC Radio 4 - Sweeteners: The answer to our sugar cravings?

Sheila Dillon asks whether sweeteners could be the way for us to cut down sugar but to keep enjoying sweet treats.


20 June 2014 - Questioning Answers - Vitamin D and autism: same old story?

Significantly lower levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) levels detected in small cohort of young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with various control populations.


19 June 2014 - MNT - Iron absorption into the brain may be abnormal in ADHD, detectable by MRI

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology.


18 June 2014 - The Conversation - Lifestyle diseases make global health promotion more difficult than ever

Data from the 2010 Global Burden of Disease survey showed that all around the world populations are shifting away from infectious diseases towards non-communicable diseases


17 June 2014 - BBC - Fried food twice per week limit in school meals

School meals in England will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day - and no more than two portions of fried food each week.


12 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition

Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of food as well as lacking contemplative will power. Further, some women reported food craving even if they had eaten recently, a symptom of possible food addiction.


13 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - How food marketing creates false sense of health

Health-related buzzwords, such as 'antioxidant,' 'gluten-free' and 'whole grain,' lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study.


16 June 2014 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 inhibits blood vessel growth in age-related macular degeneration

Researchers demonstrated that dietary supplementation of omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids mediates choroidal neovessel regression in neovascular AMD


10 June 2014 - Nutraingredients - Vitamin A, E, D deficiencies 'dramatically' higher in pre-term babies

Pre-term newborns have a far higher risk of Vitamin A, E and D deficiencies than full-term babies, researchers have suggested


10 June 2014 - MedicalXpress - Lead abatement a wise economic, public health investment

Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report.


10 June 2014 - FDA - Fish: What Pregnant Women and Parents Should Know

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are revising their joint fish consumption advice



9 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Parent and child must get enough sleep to protect against child obesity

Is sleep one of your most important family values? A new study suggests that it should be, reporting that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related to decreased child obesity. And the effects of sleeplessness go beyond just being tired the next day


9 June 2014 MedicalXpress - One-third of English adults have prediabetes, study reports

Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply in England, and without intervention, the nation may experience a steep increase in diabetes in the coming years, according to University of Florida researchers working with the University of Leicester in England.


5 June 2014 - Nutraingredients - Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more than five years.


3 June 2014 - Time - How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans' meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache


03 Jun 2014 - Nutrition researchers shoot holes in assertion that multivitamins are unnecessary

A response published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine by four well-known nutrition researchers takes strident issue with an editorial published in the same journal that multivitamins are not useful.


2 June 2014 - The Scotsman - Brits ‘clueless’ about which vegetables in season

Britons admit they are “pretty clueless” about when different foods are in season, with many unaware that they can buy British strawberries in summer and homegrown Brussels sprouts in December, a survey suggests.


28 May 2014 - Medical News Today - Has public opinion turned against sugary drinks?

Commentary in the BMJ backs a new health bill currently under consideration by the State of California, which would require the addition of health warning labels to sugary drinks and vending machines.


20 May 2014 - BBC - Olive oil and salad combined 'explain' Med diet success

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists.