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Fruit, vegetables and exercise can make you happier

This research is the first of its kind to unravel the causation of how happiness, the consumption of fruit and vegetables and exercising are related, rather than generalizing a correlation.

'Blue food revolution' to tackle climate change and malnutrition

An unprecedented review of the aquatic foods sector has uncovered how fisheries and aquaculture can play a greater role in delivering healthy diets and more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems around the world.

Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

This is one of the first studies to connect consuming prebiotics to specific bacterial changes that not only affect sleep but also the body's response to circadian rhythm disruption.

Scientists claim that overeating is not the primary cause of obesity

Could the carbohydrate-insulin model point the way to more effective, long-lasting weight management strategies?

Eating a high quality diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19

People with the highest quality diet were around 10% less likely to develop COVID-19 than those with the lowest quality diet, and 40% less likely to fall severely ill.

Clues to brain health may lie in the gut

The gut contains sensors that rapidly send messages to the brain to help it decide what foods to eat, how well to sleep and even whether to feel pain.

Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, according to a new study.

How to promote brain health?

It is important to promote brain health because almost one-third of the total disease burden in Europe relates to brain disorders. We need to have people on board so that they can make the right lifestyle choices.

Healthy diets linked to better mental health and wellbeing

This study found a link between highly processed diets, and an inflammatory blood marker called GlycA and mental wellbeing.

The bitter truth of added sugar: What excessive fructose consumption can do to your body

New review explains how overconsumption of fructose, a common additive in sweetened foods and beverages, can contribute to diseases

One in two pregnancies are affected by iron deficiency, yet many women don't get a simple screening test to check

Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia, which has been linked to poorer outcomes for both mother and baby, including a higher risk of premature delivery, low birth weight, post-partum depression, and even maternal death.

This Is Your Gut on Sugar

Researchers are finally uncovering the exact ways that sugar disrupts the GI tract

Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition

Children born to women with obesity should be observed closely for neurodevelopmental problems and referred as appropriate for early intervention or other supportive services, according to the authors of this study.

Research uncovers how fructose in the diet contributes to obesity, and can promote tumour growth

Eating fructose appears to alter cells in the digestive tract in a way that enables it to take in more nutrients, according to a new preclinical study. These changes could help to explain the well-known link between rising fructose consumption around the world and increased rates of obesity and certain cancers.

Sugar: why some people experience side-effects when they quit

Giving up sugar can feel unpleasant for some people with side effects including depression, anxiety, brain fog and cravings, alongside headaches, fatigue and dizziness.

Gut bacteria rewind ageing brain in mice

This new study showed show that taking the microbiome from young mice and transplanting them into old mice, reversed many of the effects of ageing on learning and memory and immune impairments.

Microbes turn back the clock as research discovers their potential to reverse aging in the brain

Research introduces a novel approach to reverse aspects of aging-related deterioration in the brain and cognitive function via the microbes in the gut.

Why Are Vegetarians More Likely to Be Depressed Than Other People?

A new meta-analysis on depression in vegetarians and non-vegetarians found that on average, vegetarians had a more depressed mood.

Why eating more sugar can leave you with LESS energy

Too many sugary foods and drinks damage your mitochondria - the producers of cell energy

AI reveals how glucose helps the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Elevated glucose helps virtually every step of the COVID-19 viral infection, from its onset in the lungs, through to severe complications such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, multi-organ failure and thrombotic events.