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21 Aug 2012 - Obesity bad for the brain by hastening cognitive decline

Being overweight is not just bad for waistlines but for brains too, say researchers who have linked obesity to declining mental performance.


18 Aug 2012 - Cereal bars: Healthy image a myth - Which?

The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a 'myth' according to a study by Which


17 Aug 2012 - Pregnant women ignoring vitamin D advice

Too many pregnant women in Scotland are not following advice to take vitamin D supplements, a study has said.


13 Aug 2012 - How improving children's diets can aid development

Early malnutrition can blight a child's development - and also that of their community and nation, say Anthony Lake. director of Unicef and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.


8 Aug 2012 - PsychCentral - Kids' Diet Can Impact IQ

A new Australian study suggests that a healthy diet during childhood may influence a child's intelligence quotient (IQ).


10 Aug 2012 - Nutraingredients - Low omega-3 levels put US servicemen at risk of poor cognitive flexibility and executive function

US military personnel with low omega-3 levels are at higher risk of reduced cognitive flexibility and executive function, says a new study


1 Aug 2012 - Science Daily - Coffee May Help Some Parkinson's Disease Movement Symptoms, Research Suggests

While drinking coffee with caffeine each day does not appear to reduce sleepiness among people with Parkinson's disease, it may have a benefit in controlling movement, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


27 July 2012 - BBC News - Free school meals for all 'boost results'

Offering free school meals to everyone can help close the gap between rich and poor pupils, a report suggests.




18 July 2012 - BMJ - Striking lack of evidence to back up claims for popular sports brands

With the biggest sporting event in the world just a week away, a joint investigation by the BMJ and BBC Panorama has found that there is "a striking lack of evidence" to support claims about improved performance and recovery for many sports products like drinks, trainers and protein shakes.


17 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3s and Omega-6s show promise against ADHD: Cochrane review

A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new review from the prestigious Cochrane review.


13 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Women with 'unexplained fatigue' should take iron supplements: Study

A daily iron supplement may decrease fatigue in woment with 'unexplained fatique' and borderline blood levels of ferritin (the iron storing protein) says a new study.


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.