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12 August 2014 - foodconsumer - Could n-3 fatty acids benefit vegans?

Some studies suggest, that eating oily fish or taking fish oil supplements or long chain n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA derived from animals may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease although not all studies are consistent.

11 August 2014 - Huffington Post - Omega 3 - The Missing Component for Health and Weight-Loss?

We are often told that we should cut right down on fats. But there are two types of fats that are absolutely essential for our diets - both rather unimaginatively called Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs.

A2 strengthens health claims with first human study

Science is the new battleground in the milk wars and A2 Milk is strengthening its arsenal. The fast-growing New Zealand company has armed itself with the first human scientific study that reveals its controversial namesake protein can be easier to digest than regular milk.

08 August 2014 - ScienceDaily - Lipids boost the brain, study finds

Researchers have investigated the effect of lipids bearing polyunsaturated chains when they are integrated into cell membranes. Their work shows that the presence of these lipids makes the membranes more malleable and therefore more sensitive to deformation and fission by proteins.

07 August 2014 - MNT - The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a 'triple-threat' of permanent damage to young people's teeth.

07 August 2014 - BBC News - Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

Older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

Development of brain function altered by prenatal alcohol exposure

Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers. Early intervention to help and support mothers and their children could help to prevent these problems from developing into long term behavioural problems.

04 August 2014 - Science World Report - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Decrease Dementia Risk

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week could help to boost brain health, according to a recent study

01 August 2014 - Health Canal - Study of NSW inmates shows a lack of Omega-3s relates to aggression

Prison inmates who are low in omega-3s are more aggressive and more likely to have attention deficit disorder (ADD) behaviours, preliminary findings of a year-long study suggests.

31 July 2014 - Medical News Today - Children's food intake decisions influenced by food preparation by parents

New research suggests that the amount of time parents spend on food preparation at home may affect children's eating behavior away from home and that children whose parents spend more time cooking choose healthier foods

28 July 2014 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk reveals clues for health

Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.

25 July 2014 - Monitoring rise and fall of the microbiome

Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.

23 July 2014 - ScienceDaily - Rosemary, oregano contain diabetes-fighting compounds

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report

22 July 2014 - MNT - Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Palliative care programs should be expanded to include these elements and should be available to patients from diagnosis.

22 July 2014 - MNT - During aging, lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"

Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the "biological clock" found in most life forms.