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BBC News - Vitamin B 'puts off Alzheimer's'

A new study suggests high doses of B vitamins may halve the rate of brain shrinkage in older people experiencing some of the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

BBC News - School meals help 'fussy children' try new foods

School lunches can tempt fussy eaters to try new foods, a survey for the School Food Trust has suggested.

11 July 2010 - The Observer - We are being ruled by a junk food government

Andrew Lansley's decision to scrap the advertising budget for the Change4Life campaign will come at a high cost to public health

Omega-3 Supplements May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Patients Without Comorbid Anxiety

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive episodes (MDEs) for patients without comorbid anxiety disorders (ADs) compared with those taking placebo, according to a new study of more than 400 patients from 8 Canadian clinics.

30 May 2010 - The Guardian - Fish oil helps schoolchildren to concentrate

US academics discover high doses of omega-3 fish oil combat hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder

26 May 2010 - Omega-3 experts issue warning to public health legislators worldwide

From the 'Celebration of DHA' Press Conference, Wednesday 26th May 2010, at The Royal Society of Medicine

26 May 2010 - World's foremost omega-3 experts warn against mental health epidemic

From the 'Celebration of DHA' Press Conference, Wednesday 26th May 2010, at The Royal Society of Medicine

1 May 2010 - - Captain of the Happier Meal

Joe Hibbeln, M.D., believes our diet is making us depressed, addicted and violent. He thinks he's found a simple solution.

29 April 2010 - BBC News - Gluten 'link' with schizophrenia

Researchers believe gluten-rich foods could help trigger schizophrenia in people with a genetic predisposition to the mental condition.

29 March 2010 - The Sunday Times - Jamie Oliver's school dinners 'are more effective than literacy hour'

Eating Jamie Oliver's school dinners improves children's performance in tests, according to researchers who claim that the celebrity chef's campaign to improve school food has had more impact than government literacy programmes.