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9 June 2009 - BBC News - Oily fish 'can halt eye disease'

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should eat oily fish at least twice a week to keep their eye disease at bay, say scientists.



04 May 2009 - Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting - Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids with Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition

Two Studies at PAS Suggest Food Variety and Cognition-Related Fatty Acid are Important to Well Being of Affected Children


01 May 2009 - Medical News from AAN - Diet Linked to Alzheimer's Risk

Medical News from AAN: American Academy of Neurology Meeting



25 March 2009 - Nutraingredients - How metals in food impact children's behaviour

The contamination of food with certain metals needs to be urgently addressed in light of growing evidence linking trace elements to negative human behaviour, according to a lead researcher in the field.


22 March 2009 - The Observer - Running on empty carbs

They finish their cereal. They snack on nuts and fruit juice. They avoid burgers and fizzy drinks. So, how could they possibly get fat? Andrew Purvis on a generation of empty-carb kids and the middle-class myth of healthy eating.



12 November 2008 - BBC News - Ministers agree food colour ban

Ministers have agreed that six artificial food colourings should be phased out after research found a link with hyperactivity in children.


11 November 2008 - New Book - Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

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16 September 2008 - BBC News - Can Nutrients Improve Behaviour?

One thousand young offenders from three prisons in England and Scotland are being recruited for a major trial to see if nutritional supplements can improve behaviour.


15 September 2008 - The Times - Scotland's Poor Health 'caused by a lack of sunshine'

A national campaign to persuade every Scot to take daily supplements of vitamin D is needed if the country's appalling health record is to be reversed, leading scientists believe.


25 February 2008 - The Food Magazine - Give artificial colours the red card

Research has confirmed a link between certain food additives and hyperactivity. Anna Glayzer investigates the use of these in children's medicines.



29 January 2008 - BBC News - Fish oil: A cure for young offenders?

A major trial is to be launched to see whether giving young offenders nutritional supplements reduces anti-social behaviour in prison. Its authors believe this could prove a seminal piece of research with major implications for the criminal justice system.