Early life stress, such as maternal separation, may cause long-term alterations to brain neurochemistry and the gut microbiome. The potential is there to modulate these detrimental effects using interventions such as prebiotics.
The Danish Food Agency is to increase the amount of iodine in salt in a move that looks to address a deficiency in pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as in the country’s general population.
Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Hangovers reduce brain function and memory, according to new research.
The oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's disease can be reduced by physical activity and a hefty dose of antioxidants in the diet.
A collection of new studies provides insight into how consumption of blueberries can contribute to healthy ageing.
New research presents the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions.
Research finds that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.
No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe, and yet many nurses who provide prenatal care are failing to communicate the dangers.
Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Despite this, there is currently no conclusive evidence that mineral deficiencies cause ADHD.
A new study suggests that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain.
There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels.
Polyphenol-rich Montmorency cherry juice may help improve cognitive performance in older adults.
Exposure to common chemicals in plastics and canned foods may play a role in childhood obesity, according to a new study.
Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.
Study suggests that it is the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, rather than the total amount of them, that influences risk of developing chronic disease.
Study finds organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community.
Changing your diet changes the proteins in your saliva, which in turn changes how you taste certain foods.
Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a new study. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.