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9 Jan 2013 - Food Navigator - Study links carbonated drinks to depression while coffee is tied to lower risk

Fizzy drinks and fruit squashes are linked to an increased risk of depression, according to new research that also suggests coffee could reduce risk.

9 Jan 2013 - BBC News - Diet drinks 'link to depression' questioned

Experts are questioning whether diet drinks could raise depression risk, after a large study has found a link.

4 Jan 2013 - The Times - Fat and sugar are just as deadly as cigarettes

Britain is second only to America for obesity. Relying on education alone has failed – now we must ban trans fats

2 Jan 2013 - Scientist salutes study showing lower satiety for fructose vs glucose drinks

Beverages high in fructose produce smaller increases in satiety hormones and associated feelings of satiety compared to drinks sweetened with the same amount of glucose, according to a new US study.

12 Dec 2012 - MedicalXpress - Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression?

Could ending your fatty food habit cause withdrawal symptoms and depression?

BBC News - How we became addicted to sugar

We are swamped by sugar. It has crept into all areas of our daily diet, from the sweet treats we award ourselves to family essentials such as pre-packaged loaves of bread.

22 Nov 2012 - Nutraingredients - Preventing malnutrition will save money as well as lives, says the UN

Investment in battling malnutrition on a global scale will help save and improve millions of lives, but will also save billions of euros on lost potential GDP for countries where malnutrition is a problem, according to the United Nations

Study calls for maternal vitamin D supplementation

New data that strongly implicates maternal levels of vitamin D with the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children means there is now a strong case for supplementation in pregnant women in countries where sunlight levels are low between October and March.

18 Nov 2012 - The Guardian - Britain in nutrition recession as food prices rise and incomes shrink

Families filling up on high-fat processed foods as 900,000 fewer in two years manage 'five-a-day' fruit and vegetables

9 Nov 2012 - Psych Central - The Gluten-Mood Connection

Information about why doing a Gluten-Free Challenge may be right for you.

29 Oct 2012 - D is for Dementia - Vitamin D and Brain Health

Think of the health benefits of vitamin D, and you’ll probably think of bone strength. For decades, diseases like osteoporosis, osteopenia, and osteomalacia have been prevented and treated with adequate vitamin D intake, among other interventions. In recent years, the evidence that vitamin D affects more than just bones has mounted; cardiovascular disease, cancers, stroke, depression, and metabolic disorders have all been linked to low vitamin D levels. A new review adds cognitive decline and dementia to that list.

18 Oct 2012 - American Psychological Association - That gut feeling

With a sophisticated neural network transmitting messages from trillions of bacteria, the brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over the one in your head, new research suggests.

17 Oct 2012 - BBC News - Skipping breakfast primes the brain to seek out fat

Brain scans show that skipping breakfast makes fatty, high calorie foods appear far more attractive later in the day, according to researchers.

10 Oct 2012 - Medical Xpress - Vitamin B crucial to children's mental health, study finds

New study has uncovered a significant link between vitamin B levels and the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents.

9 Oct 2012 - ScienceDaily - Fruits and vegetables: Seven-a-day for Happiness and Mental Health

Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report.

21 Sept 2012 - MNT - Chocolate Gorging Linked to Opium Chemical in Brain

A new brain study suggests an opium-like chemical may drive the urge to gorge on chocolate candy and similar fatty and sweet treats.