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4 September 2019 - Science Daily - Brain circuit connects feeding and mood in response to stress

An international team has looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain.


3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet

Sad case of 19 year old 'fussy eater' highlights hidden dangers of poor nutrition.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'

A poor diet caused a young patient's blindness, according to a case report published in Annals of Internal Medicine.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Scientists link 'hunger hormone' to memory in Alzheimer's study

Resistance to the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin in the brain is linked to the cognitive impairments and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease - study


3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Soft drinks, including sugar-free, linked to increased risk of early death

People who regularly consume soft drinks have a higher risk of an early death, researchers have found, with the trend seen for both sugared and artificially sweetened drinks.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Diet's effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer's risk

Following a certain type of diet could affect the gut microbiome in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease - new study.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

Research suggests there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insights: Dementia, risk, risk reduction, and translation into practice

Depression, obesity and hypertension are amongst the exacerbating factors for dementia - evidence from studies worldwide.


3 September 2019 - National Eating Disorders - Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis in the DSM-5, and was previously referred to as “Selective Eating Disorder.”


29 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - New gut-brain connection discovery helps explain overeating

A previously unknown gut-brain connection revealed in mice could help explain why humans continue eating and gain weight.


29 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links low vitamin D levels in young kids to aggression in adolescents

New study suggests vitamin D deficiency might lead to aggressive behavior in adolescents.


28 August 2019 - The Conversation - Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

Kings College team state: "Our new research also adds support to the idea that a small glass of red wine a day might actually be beneficial to your health – specifically to your gut bacteria."


28 August 2019 - Nutritional Outlook - Recent study devises “omega-3 calculator” to help researcher determine proper EPA and DHA doses

Researchers' model equation might make it possible to determine how much omega-3 EPA and DHA is needed to elevate the omega-3 index to the desired level.


29 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency

The pressure to move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet has several nutritional drawbacks. This article looks at how it will worse the already-low intake of essential nutrient choline, involved in brain health.


27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - High fat diet during pregnancy slows learning in offspring, rat study suggests

In a rat-based study, pregnant individuals fed a high fat diet had offspring with unhealthy brain development and metabolism.


27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer's later, study shows in mice

A high-fat diet in mothers-to-be may reduce chances of Alzheimer's disease in their children.


27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

The more fat we carry, the greater the probability of developing depression, new research concludes.


26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?


23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice

For the first time, scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.


23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic helps breast-fed babies beat antibiotic-resistant germs, study says

It's possible to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.