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Time to add some sunshine (vitamin D) to milk and bread

Taking vitamin D reduces the risk of fractures, improves muscle function, and may even reduce the risk of death from some cancers. With all these benefits, why oppose fortifying essential foods with vitamin D?


Americans don’t eat enough fish and miss out on robust health benefits

Eating fish can provide powerful advantages for the heart and brain, yet we eat less than half of the 26 pounds per year that experts recommend.


Study: Fructose syrup disrupts gut microbiome but fruit can undo negative effects

A high-fructose syrup diet negatively disrupts the gut microbiome but a diet high in fruit modulates it favourably, supporting digestive health and counteracting harmful effects of excessive fructose, according to a pilot intervention study.


Studying Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil's effects on mild cognitive impairment

Greek researchers and clinicians investigated for the first time the effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil versus the Mediterranean Diet as a therapeutic pharmaceutical natural compound for older adults with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment.


Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy linked to modifications in infants' DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity.


LipiDiDiet finds broadly sustainable effects of nutrient intervention in early Alzheimer's

Trial participants who received a multinutrient formulation showed a significantly less rapid deterioration in cognitive performance than the patients in a control group, who received only a placebo.


Mothers' lifestyle predicts when offspring will have first heart attack or stroke

Offspring of mothers with heart healthy lifestyles live nearly a decade longer without cardiovascular disease than those whose mothers have unhealthy lifestyles.


Vitamin D lessens symptoms of severe eczema in children

Vitamin D supplementation could be an effective adjuvant treatment that improves the clinical outcomes in severe atopic dermatitis


Depression, anxiety and heart disease risk all linked to single brain region

New research has found that over-activating the sgACC induces symptoms of depression and anxiety, highlighting causality.


Why COVID makes it more important than ever that pregnant (and breastfeeding) women take vitamin D

This winter, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you take the correct dose of vitamin D – for both you and your baby.


New free resources launched to help children eat more vegetables

Children's acceptance of vegetables can be boosted purely through increasing visual familiarity, and therefore this project's aim is to build on this research, while developing a series of accessible resources to help parents introduce more vegetables to their children.


Removing this hidden nasty from our food could save thousands of lives

Banning harmful trans fatty acids from the Australian food supply could prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease according to new research.


Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ - AGAIN

Higher vitamin D levels among mothers during pregnancy may promote brain development and lead to higher childhood IQ scores


Diabetic nerve pain reduced with enzyme and vitamin combination

Daily supplementation with a combination of Superoxide Dismutase, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl LCarnitine, and Vitamin B12 (B12) can help improve with symptoms of diabetic nerve damage, according to a new study


Artificially sweetened drinks may not be heart healthier than sugary drinks

This study suggests that sugary drinks and artificially sweetened beverages are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease


Evidence found of link between gut microbe deficiency and autism spectrum disorder

This study suggests that ASD likely develops in children due to a gut microbiome impact on the detoxification process in the gut.


Kid influencers are promoting junk food brands on YouTube—garnering more than a billion views

Parents may not realize that kid influencers are often paid by food companies to promote unhealthy food and beverages in their videos. This study is the first to quantify the extent to which junk food product placements appear in YouTube videos from kid influencers


Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome

The findings in this study raise the possibility that a treatment to lessen the cognitive deficits seen in Down syndrome could be offered to pregnant women whose fetuses have been diagnosed with Down syndrome


Study: Maternal vitamin D deficiency could impair baby's cognitive development

Vitamin D deficiency rates in pregnancy are high and could lead to worse performance in cognitive and language skills for the baby, according to a new study


Preventing respiratory tract infections with food

Which foods can prevent respiratory tract infections, or reduce their duration, in children and adults?