An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake "reprograms" the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body's arterial blood pressure from rising.
Regular exercise improves brain activity in young adults, says a new study. The conclusion runs counter to the popular belief that because they are in their prime and the peak of their cognitive ability, young adult brains do not benefit from exercise in the same way as older brains.
New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure.
Obviously, overeating unhealthy foods can lead to overweight. But looking beyond direct effects on expanding waistlines, our lab studies how mental functioning is related to diet.
We’ve found a troubling link between a fat-rich diet common in the West and brain-related ailments that can actually impair our ability to avoid overeating.
Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy can cause oxidative damage that may put the baby at risk of developing diabetes or heart disease later in life, according to a new study.
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat.
Rebranding the Eye in the livery of the fizzy drink maker will lead to children suffering greater ill health, say campaigners
Scientists found fats in women's behinds were vital for development. Researchers claim such cells are routed directly towards baby's brains. It helps explain why women find it difficult to shed weight from areas. Ladies with larger stores of such fat 'likely to produce smarter children'
For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative -- marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) -- but is later associated with sleep disruption.
It's normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, but researchers have found that if such behavior is prolonged or especially intense, the child may have conduct disorder, a childhood psychiatric problem that could be a harbinger of antisocial behavior.
News in brief
15 January 2015
Single doses of caffeine up to 200mg and daily intakes of up to 400mg do not raise safety concerns for adults in Europe.
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has produced a new policy on sugary drinks entitled Interventions Which Reduce the Consumption of Energy from Sugary Drinks in Children.
A better understanding of the ancient human microbiome could contribute to a better understanding of health and nutrition today, say researchers.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis typically occurs during the transition from adolescence to early adulthood, a period of time when the brain is also maturing, they note.
Nutrition education ups fruit, veggie intake in patients with BRCA
Supplementing the diet of people with early-stage type-2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome with fish oil or a combination of borage and echium oil may improve cholesterol levels and other biomarkers, says a new study.
The community of microbes that inhabits the body, known as the microbiome, has a powerful influence on the brain and may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders, according to researchers.
Nutrition giant DSM has partnered with the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) for a large-scale research project on the impact of phenotypes on micronutrient status.
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
Eating one avocado a day may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to researchers.