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23 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Gluten-free kids' foods fall short on nutrition

Gluten-free foods are one of the latest nutritional trends, with many parents assuming foods with a gluten-free label are healthier than foods with gluten.


23 July 2018 - Neuroscience News - How the Brain Controls Food Cravings

A new EEG study reveals when activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is suppressed, cravings for high calorie food increases.


19 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - How maternal diet could change the infant gut microbiome

UNSW Sydney researchers presenting at the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference in Sydney this week highlighted evidence that suggest changes to a mother's microbiome, or gut health, brought on by obesity or a high fat diet during pregnancy can be transferred to the microbiome of her offspring.


19 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating

The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating.


19 July 2018 - Questioning Answers - 'Comprehensive metabolomics' and ME/CFS: lipid and energy production turn up again

Recent study examines two biological 'systems' alongside the symptom profiles of participants diagnosed with ME/CFS, compared with controls. Questioning Answers provides a brief analysis.


18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Eating iron-fortified grain improves students' attention, memory

Iron fortification: Adolescent students in a rural school in India who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, according to Penn State researchers.


18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Mediterranean diet may improve academic performance by affecting sleep

A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents' academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality.


18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates - chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks - may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.


18 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut, research reveals

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother's microbiome - the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us - during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The work raises the possibility that preventing forms of autism could be as simple as an expectant mom modifying her diet or taking custom probiotics.


17 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - How nursing mothers can help protect their babies from food allergies

New studies suggest there are foods and nutrients that a nursing mother can eat to help build immune tolerance to help reduce the chance that the baby will develop an allergy.


17 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - As we get parched, cognition can easily sputter, dehydration study says

Anyone lost in a desert hallucinating mirages knows that extreme dehydration discombobulates the mind. But just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be enough to blunt concentration, according to a new study.


17 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Brain iron levels may predict multiple sclerosis disabilities

A new, highly accurate MRI technique can monitor iron levels in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and help identify those at a higher risk for developing physical disability, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.


16 July 2018 - Questioning Answers - "A strict and lifelong gluten-free diet can help recover vitamin D level without any supplementation"

These authors inspected the peer-reviewed literature looking at vitamin D levels in relation to the archetypal 'diet can affect health' autoimmune condition coeliac disease.


13 July 2018 - New Daily - Experimental diet offers hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease

An experimental carbohydrate diet that restricted processed foods and most sugars has relieved symptoms in eight out of 10 children with inflammatory bowel disease – offering new hope for sufferers of the debilitating condition.


12 July 2018 - Science Daily - An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.


12 July 2018 - Science Daily - New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research.


12 July 2018 - Globe and Mail - One tiny detail spoils that shocking organic milk headline: It was wrong

Last week, the Toronto Star published the result of an investigation into organic milk, which included laboratory analysis, and found that “the product is no different than cheaper regular milk.” It as an attention-grabbing headline, and it was also completely wrong.


11 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Review finds promising, if preliminary, data backing mood support effects for probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s

A recent review of studies on interventions with probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s shows that there is promising data backing these ingredients’ effects on ameliorating anxiety, stress and depression. But much more research is needed to identify pathways, biomarkers and modes of action.


11 July 2018 - Science Daily - DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life

Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research.


11 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Prebiotic approach proves positive for obesity prevention, review finds

The case for a prebiotic approach as an alternative nutritional treatment against obesity has strengthened with the publication of a review that points to the food ingredient’s beneficial effects on metabolism.