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7 Sept 2012 - TIME - Omega-3s as Study Aid? DHA May Help Lowest-Scoring Readers Improve

In a four-month trial of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, some improvement was seen in children's reading scores and behavior, but only in the lowest performing students

7 Sept 2012 - Nutraingredients - Amino Acid Supplements may offer autism promise

Intake of common nutritional supplements containing amino acids could help to combat a unique form of autism, according to new research published in the journal Science.

6 Sept 2012 - Nutraingredients - Researchers uncover how green tea compound boosts brain power

The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3 (EGCG) provides benefits to memory and special learning by boosting the production of important neural cells, say researchers from China.

6 Sept 2012 - The Guardian - Omega-3 may help struggling children to read, says study

Children whose reading skills were in the lowest fifth of the normal range improved over the four months of the study

6 Sept 2012 - Increased intake of Omega-3 fatty acids improves children's reading and behaviour

A new study by the University of Oxford has shown that daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids (Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA) improved the reading and behaviour of underperforming children in mainstream primary schools. The researchers worked with children aged between seven and nine who had underperformed in standardised reading tests.

3 Sept 2012 - New Scientist - Food for thought: Eat your way to dementia - sugar and carbs cause Alzheimer's Disease

Sugar junkies take note: a calorific diet isn't just bad for your body, it may also trigger Alzheimer's disease

21 Aug 2012 - Obesity bad for the brain by hastening cognitive decline

Being overweight is not just bad for waistlines but for brains too, say researchers who have linked obesity to declining mental performance.

18 Aug 2012 - Cereal bars: Healthy image a myth - Which?

The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a 'myth' according to a study by Which

17 Aug 2012 - Pregnant women ignoring vitamin D advice

Too many pregnant women in Scotland are not following advice to take vitamin D supplements, a study has said.

13 Aug 2012 - How improving children's diets can aid development

Early malnutrition can blight a child's development - and also that of their community and nation, say Anthony Lake. director of Unicef and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.

8 Aug 2012 - PsychCentral - Kids' Diet Can Impact IQ

A new Australian study suggests that a healthy diet during childhood may influence a child's intelligence quotient (IQ).

10 Aug 2012 - Nutraingredients - Low omega-3 levels put US servicemen at risk of poor cognitive flexibility and executive function

US military personnel with low omega-3 levels are at higher risk of reduced cognitive flexibility and executive function, says a new study

1 Aug 2012 - Science Daily - Coffee May Help Some Parkinson's Disease Movement Symptoms, Research Suggests

While drinking coffee with caffeine each day does not appear to reduce sleepiness among people with Parkinson's disease, it may have a benefit in controlling movement, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

27 July 2012 - BBC News - Free school meals for all 'boost results'

Offering free school meals to everyone can help close the gap between rich and poor pupils, a report suggests.

18 July 2012 - BMJ - Striking lack of evidence to back up claims for popular sports brands

With the biggest sporting event in the world just a week away, a joint investigation by the BMJ and BBC Panorama has found that there is "a striking lack of evidence" to support claims about improved performance and recovery for many sports products like drinks, trainers and protein shakes.

17 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3s and Omega-6s show promise against ADHD: Cochrane review

A combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may help with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new review from the prestigious Cochrane review.

13 July 2012 - Nutraingredients - Women with 'unexplained fatigue' should take iron supplements: Study

A daily iron supplement may decrease fatigue in woment with 'unexplained fatique' and borderline blood levels of ferritin (the iron storing protein) says a new study.