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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


30 Mar 2012 - ScienceDaily - Link between fast food and depression confirmed

A new study along the same lines as its predecessors shows how eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. This study has been published in the Public Health Nutrition journal.



17 March 2012 - The Times - New diet rules - eat red meat, don't eat grapes

Joanna Blythman has been an investigative food journalist for 25 years, and has seen many health scares come and go. In the wake of another health scare, she takes a look at the dos and don'ts of nutrition. Dr Alex Richardson of Food and Behaviour Research, follows with 'What children should eat'.



7 March 2012 - BBC News - Parents back pre-watershed junk food advertising ban

Many parents would like to see a ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods and sugary snacks before the 2100 watershed, a survey suggests.


7 March 2012 - ScienceDaily - Eating Berries Benefits The Brain

Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report. Their new article on the value of eating berry fruits appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.