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21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Mothers' depression and anxiety linked to unhealthy diets for children

Having symptoms of depression or anxiety could be affecting the way mothers feed their children and could contribute to youngsters developing unhealthy eating habits, a new study has found.

21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids' health benefit linked to stem cell control, researchers find

Researchers discover that a certain cellular appendage senses omega-3s in the diet, with a signal that directly affects production of fat cells, with implications for obesity.

20 November 2019 - Medscape - How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect Brain Health?

Heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk for progression to dementia, new research shows

20 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 and asthma: Why seaweed intake may reduce risk - Korean study

A higher consumption of seaweed may be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma among Korean adults, according to a new cross sectional study.

18 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child

Omega-6 fatty acids in the maternal diet overload the fetal system and impair healthy brain development. Such a mechanism may be behind ADHD, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.

18 November 2019 - Neuroscience News - High-fat maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain

When pregnant women consume diets high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, an excess of endocannabinoids is produced which overloads the fetus, and impairs healthy brain development.

15 November 2019 - Futurity - More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Sticking to a healthy diet with more plants and less meat in midlife could be associated with a reduced risk of cognitive impairment in old age, researchers report.

15 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 may improve brain health in people with heart disease: Study

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are associated with better brain function in people with coronary artery disease, says new study

14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

Dopamine “hits” from eating sugar promote rapid learning to preferentially find more of these foods.

13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health: study.

13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Cholesterol, fat profiles at birth linked to psychological health at age 5

Babies born with high levels of triglycerides and 'bad' cholesterol may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems in childhood, says study.

12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.

12 November 2019 - Medscape - Environmental Contamination Linked to Neurologic Disorders

Airborne chemical contamination is a major environmental risk factor worldwide and contributes significantly to many diseases, including neurologic diseases.

12 November 2019 - Medscape - Vaginal Birth and Breastfeeding Linked to Less Allergy

"Pregnant women - especially those with allergies - should be aware that their diet during pregnancy can affect their child's chances of developing eczema and/or food allergies."

12 November 2019 - EurekAlert - Depression linked to nutrition in middle-aged and older Canadians

Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women.

11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - What do we know about the gut microbiota in Parkinson's disease?

Review: "Further research is still required to increase our understanding of the possible role of gut microbiota in Parkinson's Disease. It is important to emphasize that no microbiota-based treatment for PD exists to date."

11 November 2019 - Psychology Today - New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate MDD symptoms

New study suggests that anti-inflammatories can mitigate Major Depressive Disorder symptoms

11 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Researchers discover potential new Rx target for AMD and Alzheimer's

Elovanoids - bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 PUFAs - protect the brain and retina from neurodegenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer's.

7 November 2019 - Science Daily - Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?

Scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading to the brain; and brain-first, originating in the brain, or entering the brain via the olfactory system, and spreading to the brainstem and peripheral nervous system.