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Vitamin D, Omega-3 May Help Clear Amyloid Plaques Found in Alzheimer's

A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.

29 Jan 2013 - The Guardian - Tax sugary drinks to boost child health, says report

Budget should raise £1bn a year to pay for free school meals and encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables, urges charity

27 Jan 2013 - Don't worry - eat: Study shows fruits and veggies make you happy

New Zealand study published in the British Journal of Psychology reports eating certain foods could elevate your mood. Study found that participants were happier, calmer and had greater energy on days they ate fruits and veggies.

20 Jan 2013 - BBC News - How addictive is sugar?

Prime Minster David Cameron revealed this week in the House of Commons that he has trouble stopping his three children from over-indulging on sugary, fizzy drinks.

15 Jan 2013 - BMJ - Science Souring on Sugar

Accumulating evidence points towards a role for sugar and other refined carbohydrates in the development of overweight

BMJ - Sugar and the Heart - Old Ideas Revisited

Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised.

13 Jan 2013 - The Telegraph - We're eating our way to disaster

As the Government threatens to cap sugar and fat levels in junk food, a warning is sounded from the US

Western diet may cause brain impairment and neurodegenerative conditions, say researchers

Consumption of a high fat, high sugar, Western style diet leads to the long-term impairment of brain functioning and may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative conditions, say scientists reviewing decades of evidence.

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.