Brain ageing is accelerated by up to 26% in those with progressive type 2 diabetes.
Dairy milk is a rich source of many important nutrients, such as protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B12 - many plant-based dairy alternatives don’t naturally contain the same amount of these nutrients and micronutrients as dairy milk, if any at all.
Here's a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.
The nutrient choline—shown to have long-term benefits for children whose mothers consume it during pregnancy—also helps the body more efficiently use an omega 3 fatty acid that is essential for foetal brain, cognition and vision development, a new study finds.
Medical doctors and psychologists should consider referring depressed young men to a nutritionist or dietitian as an important component of treating clinical depression, according to a new study
Children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation who were given a micronutrient-dense formula made of all known vitamins and essential minerals were three times more likely to have better concentration and improved moods, according to a new study
A new study has found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism—meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously.
The authors of this study concluded that there is an association between ADHD and dietary habits, and children with inattentive presentation may be at increased risk of unhealthy eating habits.
Pioneering research has shed new light on what drives people's basic food preferences, indicating our choices may be smarter than previously thought and influenced by the specific nutrients, as opposed to just calories, we need.
Findings from this research demonstrate that a direct dialog occurs between the gut microbiota and the brain, a discovery that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for tackling metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity.
The research suggests that restricting food in front of children who are already more motivated by food tends to backfire and makes children crave restricted foods even more. What seems to work best is known as 'covert restriction'—not letting children know that some foods are restricted.
US population data from 2011-16 show that teenagers with diets high in ultra-processed foods and drinks, vs those with the lowest intakes, were 45% more likely to be obese, 52% more likely to have abdominal obesity (excess fat around the waist) and 63% more likely to have visceral obesity (excess fat on and around the abdominal organs), which correlates closely with risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
We already have significant evidence on the associations between nutrition and mental well-being, and there is also preliminary evidence showing that some people with depression will have fewer symptoms when they improve the quality of their diet. The importance of nutrition is also gaining footing in psychiatric care.
While there is some controversy around the effect of salt on blood pressure, most of the literature indicates there is a progressive association, which means the more sodium you consume, the more likely you are to die prematurely.
40 health organisations, academics and food groups are today (6 April) calling on the
Government to stop delaying publication of the final report of the voluntary industry
Sugar Reduction Programme
Foods high in sugar, refined flour or saturated fats activate inflammation, which is strongly linked to depression.
There is overwhelming evidence demonstrating the impact of food and diet on health, specifically among food-related diseases. Whether or not a poor diet can cause damage to the body should no longer be debated.
This review strengthens the hypothesis that the cognitive effects of caffeine found in animal models could be translated to human ADHD, particularly during adolescence.
People who consume sugar and other carbohydrates in excess over a long period of time have an increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease
A series of studies have found that improving prisoners’ nutrition reduces incidents of violence by, on average, 30 per cent.