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7 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment.


6 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Heart-healthy diets in early adulthood linked to better brain function in middle age

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance in middle age, according to a new study.


5 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression, research shows

A daily intake of nutritional supplements won't help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has revealed.


5 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a new study.


5 March 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

The right amount of magnesium may be needed to optimise vitamin D levels, says a new study that highlights how different nutrients work together to boost health and wellness.


27 February 2019 - Science Daily - Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies have examined the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on the brain. Now, researchers have shown that in rats, the joint use of tobacco and alcohol could increase neural damage in particular brain regions.


27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Adequate prenatal omega-3 intake can vastly lower preterm birth risk: DSM expert

Danger of spontaneous pre-term births can be reduced by implementing omega-3 supplementation early on in pregnancy - summary of presentation given at the 2019 NutraIngredients Omega-3 Summit


27 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal vitamins might lower risk of second child with autism

Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism.


27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - High-dose B vitamin supplementation may support brain health and disease prevention: Blackmores-backed RCT

Researchers conducted an RCT to assess the direct impact of six months of high-dose B vitamin supplementation on metabolic blood and neural biomarkers.


26 February 2019 - Science Daily - Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of ADHD among offspring up to 3-fold

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing ADHD later in life, according to a new study. Globally, it is the first study in which the connection between fetal nicotine exposure and diagnosis of ADHD was shown by measuring cotinine levels from pregnant maternal serum specimens.


25 February 2019 - Science Daily - Few kids' multivitamin products supply recommended daily vitamin D dose

Few multivitamin products for children supply the recommended dose of 400 IU a day of vitamin D, suggest the results of a survey of 91 different products.


25 February 2019 - zoeharcombe.com - Is a vegan diet safe for infants and children?

A vegan Facebook group has encouraged the reporting of a registered dietician to her licensing body because of a comment she made about a vegan diet for children: “it’s not safe and kids have died.”


22 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood

Pregnant mothers who consume 600 milligrams of omega-3 DHA daily protect their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could saffron be as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD?

A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults

New study links poor mental health with poor diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level.


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism

A new study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation.


21 February 2019 - ABC.net - Omega-3 trial for prison inmates to see if it curbs violent behaviour and improves mental health

Researchers have been granted ethical approval to give Omega-3 to inmates in five Australian prisons to see if the supplement can help curb violence and improve mental health.


20 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Potential link between vitamin D deficiency and loss of brain plasticity

New research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.


20 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat diets do no favours for your gut bacteria

New research suggests that when people boost their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of "good" gut bacteria decreases while "unhelpful" bacteria amounts increases.


19 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link

Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma - a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is the immune system, which is also responsible for regulating many other physiological (and pathological) phenomena - including allergies.