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21 June 2011 - Mystery ingredient in coffee boosts protection against Alzheimer's disease

A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process




14 June 2011 - Science Daily - Ancestry Plays Vital Role in Nutrition and Disease, Study Shows

Over the past decade, much progress has been made regarding the understanding and promise of personalized medicine. Scientists are just beginning to consider the impact of gene-diet interactions in different populations in regards to disease prevention and treatment.


28 Feb 2010 - Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.






14 March 2011 - Reuters - Omega-3s linked to less age-related vision loss

Women who get lots of omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease affecting millions of older adults in the U.S.



7 March 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - Steep Rise in Autism

New research has discovered high incidences of autism in Silicon Valley and Cambridge in the UK, sometimes known as Silicon Fen


18 Feb 2011 - Nutraingedients - Omega-3 may improve depression measures for seniors: Study

Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve measures of depression in seniors with mild to moderate depression, according to new findings from Iran.



8 Feb 2011 - BBC News - Healthy diet 'boosts childhood IQ'

Eating chips, chocolate and cake may be damaging to a child's intelligence, according to researchers at Bristol University.



31 Jan 2011 - ScienceNow - Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

Are you a worrier? Low on energy? You might be able to blame your state of mind on the bugs in your gut.


30 Jan 2011 - Scientific American - Diets Low In Omega-3 Linked to Depressive Behavior In Mice

New research shows why some individuals deficient in beneficial fatty acids might be more prone to mood disorders


28 Jan 2011 - Food Navigator - Study begins to unlock the development of child taste preferences

Children's knowledge and consumption of fast food has a significant impact on their palate and preference for foods that are high in added sugars, salt and fats, according to new research.