The pressure to move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet has several nutritional drawbacks. This article looks at how it will worse the already-low intake of essential nutrient choline, involved in brain health.
The risk of choline inadequacies, either due to low habitual intake or gene polymorphisms, is particularly concerning at key stages of the life cycle such as pregnancy and lactation.
In a rat-based study, pregnant individuals fed a high fat diet had offspring with unhealthy brain development and metabolism.
A high-fat diet in mothers-to-be may reduce chances of Alzheimer's disease in their children.
The more fat we carry, the greater the probability of developing depression, new research concludes.
Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?
For the first time, scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.
It's possible to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.
Researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence - study
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.
Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.
Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.
Following a recent study that attracted widespread media attention, you'd be forgiven for thinking that eating dark chocolate was linked to reduced symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat.
No studies to date have been designed to answer the question of whether organic food consumption causes an improvement in health.
Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - or good cholesterol - may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new study.
A flower a day keeps the doctor away? Study highlights two flowers - borage and centaurea - as a source of healthy fatty-acids, carotenoids, and more.
From not being able to cook to not liking the taste of vegetables - a new study reveals why young men in the UK are not eating their 'five-a-day'.
Fat is an essential part of our diets. But it's also largely misunderstood.