The timing of anaemia - a common condition in late pregnancy - can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to new study. Researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children.
Experts recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk in new, comprehensive beverage recommendations for young children. Sugary drinks, including milkshakes, and artificial sweetener-enhanced drinks - not to mention caffeine and energy drinks - are definitely NOT recommended.
Researchers discover that a group of immune cells, known to be strong contributors to gut health, is directly controlled by the brain's circadian clock.
Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review.
Millions of people around the world experience serious blood sugar problems which can cause diabetes, but a world first study is revealing how gut bacteria impact the normally feel good hormone serotonin to negatively influence blood sugar levels.
Taking high dose of omega-3 fatty acids does not reduce the risk of preterm births per se, but it depends on the existing levels in each individual, says research.
"We looked at the inflammatory reactions of 20 volunteers at 0, 3 and 6 hours after eating a meal containing 38 percent fat and their responses were completely unique. Like snowflakes, no two were exactly the same."
By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 DHA fatty acid, according to a study.
Regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions - something associated with healthy cognitive function - compared to non-tea drinkers, according to new research.
Supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may reduce the risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and severe postpartum hemorrhage, study suggests.
According to results of a five-year study, a "Mediterranean diet" is associated with less cognitive decline over five years in older American adults.
A growing number of studies have examined the benefits of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders. But which supplements have been proven to work - and for which disorders?
Repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increases acceptance and consumption by children, according to a new study.
A dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of a holistic approach complementing antipsychotic medication.
People with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) will eat only a very limited range of foods and may have significant phobias. It’s a long way from simply being a picky eater.
High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in the hypothalamus region of the brain, which regulates body weight homeostasis and metabolism - study
There is now a vast body of research examining the benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders.
A new study in mice strongly suggests that serotonin and drugs that target serotonin, such as anti-depressants, can have a major effect on the gut's microbiota - the 100 trillion or so bacteria and other microbes that live in the human body's intestines.
When fruit flies are exposed to a high sugar diet, key metabolites associated with brain health become depleted, according to a new study.
A 20% levy on cakes and sweets would be more effective than taxing sugary drinks, according to experts.