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12 September 2014 - KQED News - Berkeley’s Talking About Sugar — And the Conversation Isn’t Sweet

In Berkeley, a place where politics is rarely sweet, sugar is an especially bitter topic. Right now it’s the talk of the town – in the form of six conversations leading up to the vote on Measure D, a tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot.

11 September 2014 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk is brain food

You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to physical health but to brain power as well.

Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk Predict Children's Test Scores?

Researchers compared the fatty acid profiles of breast milk from women in over two dozen countries with how well children from those same countries did on academic tests.

BBC News - Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year study has found.

03 September 2014 - Nutraingredients - ‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

Supplements containing omega-3-rich algal oil were more effective at boosting DHA levels in omnivores than fish oil supplements, says a new open-label randomized pilot study with 31 healthy adults.

02 September 2014 - The Independent - Cows' milk for the lactose intolerant: The turning pint

Millions of people who believe they are lactose intolerant could return to cows' milk, according to research into a more gut-friendly version.

2 September 2014 - BMJ Blogs - Sally Norton: NHS hospitals—does a spoonful of sugar help the medicine go down?

At last, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of new measures being introduced to improve the standard of food in English hospitals, we may finally see better quality food in our hospitals.

Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol

'Good’ cholesterol is turned ‘bad’ by a sugar-derived substance, researchers have found.

30 August 2014 - BBC Radio 4 - Time to Rethink What Is 'Normal'?

Where is the dividing line between 'being a bit different' and having a mental illness that needs treatment and professional help?

24 August 2014 - The Guardian - Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long.

23 August 2014 - foodconsumer - Palmitate may lead to circadian dysregulation

Palm oil high in saturated fat may increase risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes and lead to circadian dysregulation

22 August 2014 - BBC News - Food poverty: Experts issue malnutrition health warning

More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned.

22 August 2014 - The Conversation- Why nurture is just as important as nature for understanding genetics

One of the most striking findings from genetics research is that the influence of genes isn’t fixed.

20 August 2014 - Cambridge University News- Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

A new study of over 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

20 August 2014 - MedicalXpress - Sugar tax on drinks may reduce obesity

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

18 August 2014 - natgeofood - Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

In daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs

18 August 2014 - MNT - Leading physicians advocate more nutrition education during medical training

Doctors often lack adequate training in nutrition to give patients the care they need, concludes a group of the nation's leading physicians in the September 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

18 August 2014 - Nutraingredients - Curcumin ingredient beats placebo in treating depression

A recent study on a curcumin formulation branded as BCM-95 has shown the botanical to be more effective than a placebo in treating symptoms of major depression.