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6 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - ‘Intriguing’: Prebiotics may protect against detrimental effects of early life stress

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.

2 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Danish Food Agency increases iodine in salt to combat rising deficiency

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.

2 August 2019 - Science Daily - People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

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.

2 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sesame allergy is more common than previously known

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

1 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - How hangovers reduce brain function

Hangovers reduce brain function and memory, according to new research.

1 August 2019 - The Conversation - Are there certain foods you can eat to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease?

The oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's disease can be reduced by physical activity and a hefty dose of antioxidants in the diet.

1 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Blueberries aid healthy ageing, studies suggest

A collection of new studies provides insight into how consumption of blueberries can contribute to healthy ageing.

1 August 2019 - Science Daily - Strong evidence for causal link between obesity and multiple diseases

New research presents the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions.

31 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby's brain development

Research finds that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.

29 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

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.

29 July 2019 - Medical News Today - ADHD supplements: Are they effective?

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.

29 July 2019 - Science Daily - Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety

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.

29 July 2019 - The Conversation - Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?

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.

29 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Tart cherry juice may juice up the brain

Polyphenol-rich Montmorency cherry juice may help improve cognitive performance in older adults.

26 July 2019 - Science Daily - Exposure to common chemicals in plastics linked to childhood obesity

Exposure to common chemicals in plastics and canned foods may play a role in childhood obesity, according to a new study.

26 July 2019 - Science Daily - America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed

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.

26 July 2019 - Science Codex - Mouse model supports importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease

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.

24 July 2019 - The Guardian - 100m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests

Study finds organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community.

24 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat

Changing your diet changes the proteins in your saliva, which in turn changes how you taste certain foods.

24 July 2019 - Science Daily - Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later

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.