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25 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Zero-calorie sweeteners on trial again

In this study, pregnant and lactating mice were exposed to sucralose and acesulfame-K - a common combination in soda, sports supplements and other sweetened products - and found their pups developed harmful metabolic and gut bacteria changes.


24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Too much sodium, not enough vitamins and minerals in diets of pregnant women

A new study suggests that many pregnant women are not getting the proper amounts of some vitamins and minerals, even with supplements, while many are getting potentially excessive amounts of sodium.


24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Microbiome links diet to health

Data suggests that gut microbiome composition influences how diet is metabolized, potentially impacting host health by modulating specific metabolites and their downstream signaling pathways.


23 June 2019 - The Guardian - Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualised, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?


21 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Gut-brain axis may be bridge linking chronic pain with microbiome changes

A Canadian study reveals the gut bacteria’s relationship with chronic pain in findings that identify changes in the gut microbiome in people with fibromyalgia.


20 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism

High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.


19 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - DHA omega-3 may offer ADHD management potential

Six months of supplementation with high dose omega-3 DHA may help children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a new study.


18 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality, increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases, and thus increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.


18 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gut microbes associated with temperament traits in children

New research suggests that gut microbes of a 2.5-month-old infant are associated with the temperament traits manifested at six months of age.


18 June 2019 - Healio - Add-on fish oil for depressed patients with heart disease requires further study

In a new study, augmenting sertraline with an omega-3 fatty acid for 10 weeks did not result in greater improvement in depressive symptoms compared with a placebo in patients with major depressive disorder and coronary heart disease.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - UK Government to press ahead with folic acid flour fortification

Folic acid or vitamin B deficiency amongst mothers-to-be is strongly linked to ‘neural tube defects’ with babies being born with brain, spine and spinal cord problems.


17 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against protein linked to Alzheimer's disease

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study offers more evidence for personalised diets, even with identical twins

The largest ongoing scientific nutrition study of its kind reveals preliminary results showing that individual responses to the same foods are unique, even between identical twins.


17 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Researchers reveal issues with WHO recommended pregnancy supplements

Prenatal supplements containing micronutrients such as zinc, iodine, and vitamin A, could prove more effective than the iron-folic acid supplements suggested in current health policies, say researchers.


13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away

"People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise," says Professor Cherbuin from the ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing.


13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study finds over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D

Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D according to researchers


12 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Does our body’s blood sugar response affect our cognitive performance?

Researchers found a correlation between the glycemic response of study participants after ingesting certain beverages and how they performed in some cognitive tests.


12 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - In older adults, more strawberry consumption linked to reduced cognitive decline risk

Among the many patterns analyzed by researchers in this was that residents of retirement communities who consumed more strawberries were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. (Note: the research was commissioned by California Strawberry Commission.)


11 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood.


11 June 2019 - The Conversation - Farmed salmon is now a staple in diets – but what they eat matters too

There has been a reduction in the marine-derived ingredients fed to farmed salmon, in favour of vegetable substitutes such as soy and rapeseed oil. What effect does this have on the nutritional value of the fish?