Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.
When consumers see a company performing good deeds, they often assume that the company's products are healthy. According to a new study this may be far from true, and the company’s socially responsible behavior may be creating a “health halo” over unhealthy foods.
People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of converting to Alzheimer's disease within a few years, but a new study warns the risk increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety.
Whenever food comes with a health claim on its label, exercise caution. The rules of commercial speech allow companies to say things that are meaningless and misleading.
On Thursday, the U hosted Robert Lustig, a professor from University of California, San Francisco, to speak about how the American diet is negatively affecting our health, our wallets and our brain chemistry.
According to the very latest research, omega 3 fatty acids and DHA may assist with the microorganisms that protect against gastrointestinal disease.
Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand.
A newly approved EU health claim to say folic acid supplements reduce the risk of infant neural tube defects will bring home the nutrient’s importance to women, say a team of campaigners and trade groups behind the claim.
Life for young adults is already vastly different today to how it was even a generation ago in a rapidly changing global world.
Past research has suggested that weight may be influenced by genes. A new study builds on this concept, revealing that our genetic makeup shapes what type of bacteria live in the gut, which may affect how heavy we are.
We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting our mood and appetite. Now, new research suggests it might also play a role in our cravings for certain types of food.
Pregnant women living in high-stress situations may benefit from supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), according to a randomized controlled trial published online November 5 and in the December issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The reduction in cortisol output may improve the uterine environment for the developing fetus.
WHAT makes you happy? Scientists say it could be as simple as your daily food and drink. They have shown that if you eat the right things you can prime your brain to remain positive and even ward off depression.
Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, a new study suggests.
New research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Short men are more likely to die from dementia than taller men, scientists have found, in the first ever study to link height with mental decline in old age.
Experts welcome computer-based examination, that analyses patients’ lifestyle to calculate risk to brain health
Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women, according to data from 1,517 women from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Binge drinking during adolescence can have lasting effects on brain function, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.