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How obesity in mothers can harm their babies: children born to obese parents 'risk heart attacks, diabetes and asthma in later life'

Women need to be healthier before they conceive or risk their child developing a host of health problems, experts have warned.





Fewer indications of ADHD in children whose mothers took vitamin D during pregnancy

Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ years.


6 October 2016 - Nutraingredients - Caffeine exhibits role in warding off dementia, study shows

Daily consumption of drinks containing caffeine could help in the fight against dementia, a new study has claimed. Researchers found there was a lower chance of dementia or cognitive impairment in older women whose caffeine consumption was above average. The results go some way in supporting claims that caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea have a role in halting cognitive decline.


6 October 2016 - BBC News - Omega-3 oils in farmed salmon 'halve in five years'

Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past five years, a study shows.


Omega-3 oil may stop the onset of lupus: Study

Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid could halt an episode of lupus and possibly the trigger of other autoimmune conditions, a mouse study has found.



30 September 2016 - Psychiatric Times - Understanding the Link Between Lead Toxicity and ADHD

Lead’s effects on childhood IQ, ADHD, and conduct problems as well as physical health have been of concern for decades. We now know a great deal about how lead affects the brain, including disruption of signaling in the prefrontal cortex and striatum.






High dose vitamin D supplementation improves quality of life among patients with MS

In recent years, studies have discovered that vitamin D supplementation helps manage these symptoms. Furthermore, research has illustrated that low vitamin D status relates to reduced QOL.


27 September 2016 - Food Navigator - Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.