When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people’s excrement - a fecal transplant - can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?
The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up.
Research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.
A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow - and even reverse - build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's, new research suggests.
Exposure to lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides, resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the United States between 2001 and 2016, research finds.
Researchers investigating differences in diet and related disease risk factors between men and women in lower income countries instead found an alarming degree of poor dietary habits that likely masked effects of gender, according to a new study published today.
Sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed - study.
Foods we eat commonly affect our gut microbiota. New research shows they do so by triggering the production of bacteriophage - viruses that infect and replicate inside bacteria.
Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, causes tooth decay and increases the risk of diabetes. But it also has another profound effect – it messes with your sleep, and in such a way that your sleeplessness will leave you with a craving for more sugar.
The rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome is linked to poor diet among the infants' mothers, say researchers.
Sticking to a healthy lifestyle including not smoking, not being overweight, and exercising regularly, is associated with a longer life expectancy at age 50 free of major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, says a new study.
Children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed.
In a new study, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.
A new expert review confirms that diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but cautions that the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak.
Scientists say there is an urgent need to fortify flour and grains with folic acid to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects.
A new study finds that the pleasure centre of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods - which bring pleasure - disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.
Systematic review and meta-analysis finds that children who drink whole milk have 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who drink reduced-fat milk.
A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.
Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.