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Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose

The results suggest that consuming fructose relative to glucose activates brain reward regions and may promote feeding behavior.

04 May 2015 - Eurekalert - Nanoparticles in consumer products can significantly alter normal gut microbiome

Exposure of a model human colon to metal oxide nanoparticles, at levels that could be present in foods, consumer goods, or treated drinking water, led to multiple, measurable differences in the normal microbial community that inhabits the human gut.

Stressed Out Kids More Likely To Overeat; How Parents Train Their Kids In Emotional Eating

A new study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reveals a new link between a child’s stress and the amount of food they eat. Researchers believe this could be the groundwork for a new generation of emotional eaters.

30 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - Substantial benefits for health, environment through realistic changes to UK diets

Making a series of relatively minor and realistic changes to UK diets would not only reduce UK diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth, but could also extend average life expectancy by eight months, according to new research.

Organic and long-life milk 'risk to children's IQ', new study

University of Reading scientists found that milk certified as 'organic', as well as conventional long-life milk treated at ultra-high temperatures (UHT), was a third lower in iodine than conventionally-produced fresh milk.

28 April 2015 - BBC News - 'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested

There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.

28 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - EFSA adopts caffeine opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.

Early Exposure to Antibiotics Linked With Obesity

Antibiotic exposure early in life is strongly linked with an increased risk of childhood obesity, according to results from a large, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study.

27 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Fish-liver oil when younger may reduce heart disease risk when older

Consuming fish-liver oil three times weekly in adolescence or midlife may reduce a woman’s chances of coronary heart disease later in life, say Icelandic researchers.

25 April 2015 - Clinical Advisor - Exercise won't make up for poor diet

Although physical activity is important for health, a healthy diet is essential for weight loss — and regular exercise will not make up for a poor diet, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Omega-3-supplemented formula promotes growth (but not overweight or obesity) in children: Study

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health.

Sugar Provides Better Stress Relief Than Aspartame; Why We Eat Junk Food When We're Stressed

You can't fool the brain when it comes to real sugar. It's sprinkled into roughly 80 percent of processed food products sold in grocery stores today, which is why consumers may find it to be such a great stress reliever.

16 April 2015 - MedicalXpress - Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut

Bacteria that naturally reside in the gut are important for health, but recent studies consistently show that a modern lifestyle depletes the gut's collection of microbes.

14 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - People less focused on recurrent bad feelings when taking probiotics

People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics administration.

16 April 2015 - IFBB - Inaugural Henry Kitchener Lecture Summary on "The Global Crisis in Nutrition and Mental Ill-health" now available

In the inaugural IFBB lecture, Professor Crawford traced the origins of the human brain’s nutritional requirements, dispelling various flat earth myths along the way.

14 April 2015 - EurekAlert - Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body's muscle processes food

You might think that you can get away with eating fatty foods for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body. Think again.

Vitamin E deficiency could damage brain

Scientists have discovered how a lack of vitamin E could cause damage to the brain - by disrupting the supply of nutrients to the brain that are crucial to neuronal health.

14 April 2015 - MedicalXpress - Lifelong health begins before birth

We've long known that a pregnant mother's alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we're now learning much more about how a baby's first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood.

10 April 2015 - Cambridge Journals Blog - Sweetened fruit drinks could be linked to childhood asthma

A new landmark epidemiology study further implicates high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in chronic disease. Researchers report for the first time that children who regularly consume beverages high in excess free fructose (EFF) including apple juice (AJ), and HFCS sweetened fruit drinks and sodas have higher rates of asthma.