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Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child's brain

Researchers at Tohoku University's School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain.

Your poor diet might hurt your grandchildren's guts

Modern, western-type diets can damage not only the health and variety of your gut bacteria, but those of our children and grandchildren too.

Higher Omega-3 Index linked to better processing speeds in teenagers

Teenagers with higher blood levels of omega-3s may have better information processing speeds, compared with those with lower levels, says a new study. Data published in Nutrients indicated that omega-3 index – a quantification of the fatty acid status of a person – were significantly associated with information processing speeds and that every 1% increase in the Omega-3 Index was linked to a 1.23 digit increase on the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST).

Analysis reveals big costs savings for DHA supplements during pregnancy

Supplementing pregnant mothers with DHA omega-3 could lead to significant costs savings for patients and healthcare systems, according to a new analysis from Australia.

Lower availability of omega-3 fatty acids associated with bipolar disorder

A new study finds that people with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than people who do not.

Dietary Omega-3 Linked to Lower Risk of First Diagnosis of Central Nervous System Demyelination

An ongoing study on MS risk factors in Australia found that eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, especially from fish but not from plants, was associated with a decreased risk of developing a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination (an episode that indicates a high risk of MS).

Health Check: seven nutrients important for mental health - and where to find them

An increasingly robust body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and nutrient deficiencies, and to the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.

B12 deficiency side-effects from Nitrous oxide / 'laughing gas' are no joke - The Global Drug Survey 2015 findings

Recreational abuse of so-called 'laughing gas' (nitrous oxide) is leading to more and more people reporting symptoms of brain and nerve damage from resulting Vitamin B12 deficiency - and few seem aware of the seriousness of the risks

10 Sep 2015 - Eurekalert - Eating a lot of fish may help curb depression risk -- at least in Europe

Association equally significant among men and women, pooled data analysis shows