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22 May 2014 - FAB Researchers present at the Dieticians of Canada Omega-3 Symposium, Toronto

The last five years have seen a flurry of exciting new developments in the area of omega-3 fatty acids for optimal human health.

11th May 2014 - The Guardian - Sugar is the real enemy, not fat itself, says film targeting obesity

US documentary calls for laws to limit consumption of harmful sweeteners hidden in 'healthy' food

8 May 2014 - Medicalxpress - Gluten-free diet reduces risk of type 1 diabetes in mice

New experiments on mice show, that mouse mothers can protect their pups from developing type 1 diabetes by eating a gluten-free diet. According to preliminary studies by reseachers at the University of Copenhagen, the findings may apply to humans.

MUSC embarks on $9.8 million study to see if Omega-3s curb suicides in veterans

New hope for lowering suicide rates in military veterans may lie not in a new drug but in a promising super food supplement: omega-3 fatty acids.

30 April 2014 - BBC News - Pre-pregnancy diet 'permanently influences baby's DNA'

A mother's diet around the time of conception can permanently influence her baby's DNA, research suggests.

26 April 2014 - BBC News - Weight loss: Is the secret in your bacteria?

The search for the most successful way to shed the pounds seems never-ending. Now researchers in China have looked at what impact gut bacteria have on people's weight.

25 April 2014 - Food Navigator - Children's TV viewing habits linked to 'junk food' consumption

There is a correlation between children's TV screen time and higher consumption of sweetened beverages and 'junk foods' says new Swedish research.

24 April 2014 - Food Navigator - Five-a-day? We can't afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit and vegetables in the last week.

22 April 2014 - UniSA - Could the right diet and Omega 3 make you happy?

University of South Australia researchers are launching an important new study to look at the effects of the Mediterranean diet and fish oil supplements on depression.

21 April 2014 - BBC News - Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that?

17 April 2014 - BBC News - 'Fish oil' GM plant trial at Rothamsted given go-ahead

Hertfordshire scientists will be allowed to grow a genetically modified crop containing omega-3 fatty acids, the government has said.

Excess sugar consumption leads to a host of diseases

Dr. Robert Lustig's YouTube lectures about the dangers of sugar have raised a few eyebrows in recent years and even drawn some criticism.

14 April 2014 - Nutraingredients - Folate shows eye health benefits in 20 year+ cohort study

Folate, or vitamin B9, has been shown to reduce homocysteine levels that are important in warding off a condition known as exfoliation glaucoma (EG) that can provoke blindness and severe visual impairment, researchers have found.

14 April 2014 - The Independent - Spoiling for a row? Then check your sugar levels

Couples more likely to have angry rows when hungry, says voodoo-doll test.

14 April 2014 - Nutraingredients - Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the UK.

12 April 2014 - The Grocer - Sugar war professor Robert Lustig plans UK lecture tour during DH policy review

US professor credited with launching the war on sugar has announced a UK lecture tour that co-incides with a crucial Dept of Health review of carbohydrate policies

8 April 2014 - BBC Radio Oxford, Kat Orman: Milk - good or bad?

Kat Orman asks 'myth buster' Dr Alex Richardson: "What is the truth about milk?"

04 April 2014 - BBC This Week: Debating Rachel Johnson's film on healthy eating

In the BBC's political review This Week (03/04/14) Andrew Neil, Diane Abbott and Michael Portillo debate Rachel Johnson's film on healthy eating, and what limits or bans could, or could not work, over ready meals and foods with high level of sugar.

2 April 2014 - TelIHMC on YouTube - CAPT Joseph Hibbeln, M.D.: Nutritional Armor -- Brain and Behavior

Everyone who has observed people knows that their behavior and emotions can change radically when hungry. However, our brains are highly complex metabolic organs that need specific nutrients and not just calories for optimal neurodevelopment and lifelong function