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2 March 2012 - The Guardian - Sugar addiction is making our children - and Big Food - fat

Smoking and alcohol dangers are known and regulated for. So why are the risks posed by junk food not taken seriously?

27 Feb 2012 - HealthDay News - Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Protect the Aging Brain

Those who consumed the most did better on tests of mental functioning, study says

21 Feb 2012 - Nutraingredients - 'Mild' dehydration may modify moods, say scientists

Even mild dehydration can alter a person's mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly, leaving them 'cranky' and tired, say researchers.

16 Feb 2012 - BBC News - Children 'watch same level' of junk food ads despite tv rules

Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests.

2 Feb 2012 - BBC News - Sugar tax needed, say US experts

Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts.

1 Feb 2012 - MNT - Mothers Who Eat Fish While Pregnant Produce Offspring With Better Cognitive Development

Does eating fish during pregnancy improve a child's intelligence? According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the answer is yes.

11 Jan 2012 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent and treat nerve damage, research suggests

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.

9 Jan 2012 - MedPage Today - Pediatric Study: 'Healthy' Diet Best for ADHD Kids

Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids' favorite menu items, but they're also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new literature review suggests.

29 Dec 2011 - BBC News - Alzheimer's: Diet 'can stop brain shrinking'

A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.

25 Nov 2011 - BBC News - Unhealthy food 'returning to school' warn caterers

Unhealthy snacks could be returning to schools in England, caterers are warning.

25 Nov 2011 - BBC News - Jamie Oliver says healthy school food standards 'eroded'

The TV chef Jamie Oliver has accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of eroding healthy school food standards.

18 November 2011 - News Medical - High fish intake during pregnancy leads to better verbal intelligence, motor skills in children

The statement that 'fish is good for the brain' is increasingly backed-up by scientific evidence but what the actual outcomes are in terms of mental performance or 'brain power' is still being discovered.

3 Nov 2011 - The Telegraph - Could zinc help prevent autism?

Both the headline of this article and the reported comments from the researchers suggest a causal link between zinc deficiency and autism, despite the fact that the data collected for this study could - at best - only show an association between the two.

25 Oct 2011 - The Telegraph - Eating fish can make you smarter

Fish really is 'brainfood' and eating it can make you smarter, researchers say.

23 Oct 2011 - BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme - The Calorie

Sheila Dillon asks if the calorie is an outdated way of controlling diet and reducing obesity.