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11 Jan 2012 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.


9 Jan 2012 - MedPage Today - Pediatric Study: 'Healthy' Diet Best for ADHD Kids

Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids' favorite menu items, but they're also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new literature review suggests.



29 Dec 2011 - BBC News - Alzheimer's: Diet 'can stop brain shrinking'

A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.


25 Nov 2011 - BBC News - Unhealthy food 'returning to school' warn caterers

Unhealthy snacks could be returning to schools in England, caterers are warning.


25 Nov 2011 - BBC News - Jamie Oliver says healthy school food standards 'eroded'

The TV chef Jamie Oliver has accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of eroding healthy school food standards.


18 November 2011 - News Medical - High fish intake during pregnancy leads to better verbal intelligence, motor skills in children

The statement that 'fish is good for the brain' is increasingly backed-up by scientific evidence but what the actual outcomes are in terms of mental performance or 'brain power' is still being discovered.


3 Nov 2011 - The Telegraph - Could zinc help prevent autism?

Both the headline of this article and the reported comments from the researchers suggest a causal link between zinc deficiency and autism, despite the fact that the data collected for this study could - at best - only show an association between the two.



25 Oct 2011 - The Telegraph - Eating fish can make you smarter

Fish really is 'brainfood' and eating it can make you smarter, researchers say.


23 Oct 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme - The Calorie

Sheila Dillon asks if the calorie is an outdated way of controlling diet and reducing obesity.




3 Oct 2011 - BBC News - Children's packed lunches 'lack fruit and veg'

Parents are failing to put enough fruit and veg into their children's packed lunches, health experts have warned.


28 Sept 2011 - New Scientist - Obesity expert: Sugar is toxic and should be regulated

It might taste good, but sugar is addictive and fuelling the obesity epidemic, says Robert Lustig


25 Sept 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme: Food ads and children

Sheila Dillon explores the issue of advertising junk food to children, and how companies have changed their marketing since the banning of the showing of food advertisements during children's television programmes four years ago.


23 Sept 2011 - The Conversation - Poor diet linked to teen mental health problems

Adolescents who eat unhealthily are more likely to develop mental health problems than those with good diets, a new study has found


12 Sept 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme: Food Poverty

In this edition of The Food Programme, Simon Parkes discusses 'food poverty' and looks at food banks and asks if this is the only way.


10 Sept 2011 - The Independent - Dying for a burger? Why are trans fats still legal in the UK?

The trans fats in junk food are responsible for the deaths of around 7,000 people a year in the UK - and teenagers are most at risk. Elsewhere, these toxic substances are banned. So why are they still legal in this country?