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13 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - How food marketing creates false sense of health

Health-related buzzwords, such as 'antioxidant,' 'gluten-free' and 'whole grain,' lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study.

16 June 2014 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 inhibits blood vessel growth in age-related macular degeneration

Researchers demonstrated that dietary supplementation of omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids mediates choroidal neovessel regression in neovascular AMD

Another piece of the ‘gluten- and casein-free (GFCF) diet for autism’ puzzle?

Compounds derived from cow’s milk may have a similar ability to the analgesic morphine to alter important biochemical processes implicated in autism including those affecting gene function.

10 June 2014 - Nutraingredients - Vitamin A, E, D deficiencies 'dramatically' higher in pre-term babies

Pre-term newborns have a far higher risk of Vitamin A, E and D deficiencies than full-term babies, researchers have suggested

10 June 2014 - MedicalXpress - Lead abatement a wise economic, public health investment

Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report.

FDA - Fish: What Pregnant Women and Parents Should Know

The US Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are revising their joint fish consumption advice

9 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Parent and child must get enough sleep to protect against child obesity

Is sleep one of your most important family values? A new study suggests that it should be, reporting that more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related to decreased child obesity. And the effects of sleeplessness go beyond just being tired the next day

9 June 2014 MedicalXpress - One-third of English adults have prediabetes, study reports

Rates of prediabetes have risen sharply in England, and without intervention, the nation may experience a steep increase in diabetes in the coming years, according to University of Florida researchers working with the University of Leicester in England.

Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more than five years.

3 June 2014 - Time - How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans' meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache

03 Jun 2014 - Nutrition researchers shoot holes in assertion that multivitamins are unnecessary

A response published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine by four well-known nutrition researchers takes strident issue with an editorial published in the same journal that multivitamins are not useful.

2 June 2014 - The Scotsman - Brits ‘clueless’ about which vegetables in season

Britons admit they are “pretty clueless” about when different foods are in season, with many unaware that they can buy British strawberries in summer and homegrown Brussels sprouts in December, a survey suggests.

28 May 2014 - Medical News Today - Has public opinion turned against sugary drinks?

Commentary in the BMJ backs a new health bill currently under consideration by the State of California, which would require the addition of health warning labels to sugary drinks and vending machines.

20 May 2014 - BBC - Olive oil and salad combined 'explain' Med diet success

The combination of olive oil and leafy salad or vegetables is what gives the Mediterranean diet its healthy edge, say scientists.

20 May 2014 - ScienceDaily - Testing paleo diet hypothesis in test tubes: Surprising relationships between diet and hormones that suppress eating

By comparing how gut microbes from human vegetarians and grass-grazing baboons digest different diets, researchers have shown that ancestral human diets, so called 'paleo' diets, did not necessarily result in better appetite suppression. The study reveals surprising relationships between diet and the release of hormones that suppress eating.

20 May 2014 - The Conversation - How your parents' diet before your birth impacts your health

Chromosomes and genes contain the blueprint for your physical characteristics. But your parents' health and diet before you were conceived can also affect how your genes are expressed – and impact your long-term health.

19 May 2014 - MedicalXpress - Chronic insufficient sleep increases obesity, overall body fat in children

One of the most comprehensive studies of the potential link between reduced sleep and childhood obesity finds compelling evidence that children who consistently received less than the recommended hours of sleep during infancy and early childhood had increases in both obesity and in adiposity or overall body fat at age 7

19 May 2014 - medicalnewstoday - Sugar implicated in cardiovascular disease risk independent of weight gain

Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain.

19 May 2014 - MedicalXpress - Can chemicals produced by gut microbiota affect children with autism?

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have significantly different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals, called metabolites, in their feces compared to children without ASD. This research, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, provides further evidence that bacteria in the gut may be linked to autism