In this study, the placentas of rats that consumed alcohol around the time of conception were reduced significantly, with negative health implications.
Researchers say action for healthier pregnancies and babies means increasing intake of vitamins, being free of smoking and alcohol and keeping to a healthy diet and weight before conception.
Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. But what if a mother drinks before she knows she is pregnant?
Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new Pharmavite-sponsored study suggests the two factors may be connected.
High fibre intake during pregnancy is linked with a decreased risk of coeliac disease in children, new research suggests.
On the subject of poor diet and its outcomes, obesity and physical health tend to steal the headlines. However, diet-related cognitive decline and poor memory are every bit as insidious.
Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease.
Research has suggested that consumption of artificially sweetened food during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for developing asthma, but it is unclear how or why this may occur.
Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, according to a new study.
New research finds "clean eating" is perceived as overwhelmingly positive by young people, but those optimistic impressions of "clean diets" may signal a risk for eating disorders.
Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer's or not.
Out of 120 school students analyzed by Saudi researchers, academic performance was higher for students classified as moderately or highly active physically. Serum levels of vitamin E were also higher in the more active students.
Eating more calories when stressed may result in gaining more weight than eating the same amount under less stress.
Researchers are launching a new study to see whether eating a Mediterranean-style diet and being more active could improve brain function and reduce dementia risk.
Ultra-processed foods - such as chicken nuggets, ice cream and breakfast cereals - have been linked to early death and poor health, scientists say.
Researchers have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.
Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat lowers their risk of clinical depression, new research has found.
People who consume unprocessed red meat as part of a healthy Mediterranean diet may reduce their risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research.
Pinpointing how different emotional states and neural pathways influence our eating behaviours could pave the way for better ways to tackle eating disorders and obesity.
With more research being conducted on the gut-brain axis, studies have reported that the gut microbiota plays an important part in regulating brain function.