In pregnant women, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety can increase the chances of learning delays, behavior problems and mental health issues in their children's early years.
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests.
A landmark Commission report convened by WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet has found the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children.
Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study.
Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this new analysis.
Study study finds that eating a Mediterranean diet causes microbiome changes linked to improvements in cognitive function and memory, immunity and bone strength.
Study finds strong links between certain food groups, memory loss and comorbid heart disease or diabetes.
Mouse-based study suggests protein aggregates responsible for Parkinson's disease can travel up from the gut to affect neurons in the brain, but the process depends on age.
About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say.
Researchers have studied a key difference between the microbiome of lab mice and humans caused by rodents' tendency to eat their own faeces, which they say could have wide-ranging implications to numerous research areas.
What characterises ultra-processed foods is that they are so altered that it can be hard to recognise the underlying ingredients. These are concoctions of concoctions, engineered from ingredients that are already highly refined, such as cheap vegetable oils, flours, whey proteins and sugars, which are then whipped up into something more appetising with the help of industrial additives such as emulsifiers.
The carbohydrate oligosaccharide 2'FL found in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies, new study claims.
A new study investigating factors that contribute to psychological distress in adults has found that that risk of malnourishment is linked to psychological distress among Canadians aged 45 years and older.
According to a new study, the risk of ADHD is significantly higher in children whose mothers had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, compared to children whose mother's vitamin D levels were sufficient.
Dwindling fish stocks worldwide, combined with a growing population, mean that a substantial number of people on the planet don't get enough of the essential omega-3 fatty acids, a new study underlines.
Researchers have identified for the first time the involvement of certain cortical areas in the brain in the loss of control over food intake.
Social media users are likely to eat more fruit and vegetables as well as junk food if they think their online peers are doing the same, a new study reports.
Research conducted at the UGR reaffirms that gluten- and casein-free diets are not helpful as a standardised treatment for all children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It may be that those cases with associated gastrointestinal disorders may benefit from such an approach.
New research with roundworms investigates the effects of “forever chemicals” PFOS and PFOA on dopamine levels.
Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine - found in meat, fish, and dairy products - could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis in high-risk individuals, according to new research.