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29 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Antioxidant flavonol linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

People who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's dementia years later - study.


30 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low-calorie sweeteners do not mean low risk for infants

Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners during pregnancy increases body fat in offspring and disrupts their gut microbiota - study.


28 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Gut feelings: Gut bacteria are linked to our personalities

Study finds that gut microbiome composition and diversity are related to differences in personality, including sociability and neuroticism.


28 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain.


28 January 2020 - BBC - How a vegan diet could affect your intelligence

The vegan diet is low in – or, in some cases, entirely devoid of – several important brain nutrients. Could these shortcomings be affecting vegans' abilities to think?


27 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Turning to the gut to better understand depression

Study asks if the microbes in our digestive track can influence our mental state and, if so, how?


27 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - The brain may need iron for healthy cognitive development

Iron levels in brain tissue rise during development and are correlated with cognitive abilities, according to recently published research.


27 January 2020 - Eurekalert - Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

Project is the first to test green algae on symptoms related to human digestion.


26 January 2020 - The Week - How Brexit might impact scientific research in the UK?

What happens to science funding in the UK after Brexit? Will we become "a magnet for scientists from around the world" as the PM asserts?


24 January 2020 - Nutraingredients - Can our microbiome accurately identify diseases … and predict death?

Microbiome sequencing is ‘more accurate’ than full genome sequencing at distinguishing between healthy and ill people… and could predict whether you are likely to die in the next 15 years, two new papers suggest


24 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Imbalance between serotonin and dopamine in social anxiety disorder

Researchers have demonstrated the existence of a previously unknown link between the serotonin and dopamine systems in the brain.


24 January 2020 - Science Daily - High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.


23 January 2020 - The Conversation - Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may not be as crazy as it sounds

Denying the brain the dopamine-derived pleasure of many modern day temptations, the theory goes, may help people regain control, improving focus and productivity.


23 January 2020 - The Conversation - Malnutrition is on the rise in older adults – how to spot the signs

People aged 65 years and over are more likely to be malnourished compared with any other age group. And this number is on the rise.


23 January 2020 - Nutraingredients - What your child’s gut health says about their behavior

Recent research indicates the gut microbiome could be a potential determinant of how a child’s environment ultimately impacts their neurobiological function and mental health outcomes.


23 January 2020 - Science Daily - Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & Paleo diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new research shows.


22 January 2020 - The Guardian - The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants

When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people’s excrement - a fecal transplant - can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?


19 January 2020 - The Guardian - From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine’s new frontier

The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up.


17 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

Research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.


14 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson's, study finds

A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow - and even reverse - build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's, new research suggests.