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Gut microbiota differences seen in people with autism may be due to dietary preferences

The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.


Why nitrates and nitrites in processed meats are harmful – but those in vegetables aren’t

So how can nitrates and nitrites be harmful when added to meat but healthy in vegetables? The answer lies in how nitrates and nitrites in food get converted into other molecules.


Two omega-3s in fish oil may boost brain function in people with heart disease

DHA and EPA, given in a combined supplement at prescription levels, improved cognitive function in older adults with coronary artery disease, according to a new study.


People who eat more fish have fewer signs of vascular disease in the brain

Researchers in France have found a link between eating more fish and a lower risk of vascular brain disease.


What is the short-term impact of sugary drinks in the classroom?

The results from this study clearly indicate a causal impact of sugary drinks on children's behavior and test scores


Polyphenol-rich diets improve leaky gut syndrome in the elderly

Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's


Nutrients can mimic pharmacological effects of medicines

Nutritional compounds and the pharmaceutical drugs are able to bind to cells, using the same "docking stations" called cell receptors, and have similar effects on the immune system, according to this review


How the microbiome affects human health

The human body has several distinct microbiomes—on the skin, in the mouth and in our airways—but the most consequential one for health is in the digestive system, commonly called the gut microbiome.


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How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (and the protective effect of Omega-3 DHA)

Consumption of a processed diet can produce significant and abrupt memory deficits, according to a new study.


Natural compound in basil may protect against Alzheimer's disease pathology

A sensing mechanism associated with the gut microbiome explains how fenchol, a compound abundant in basil, reduces neurotoxicity in the Alzheimer's brain, according to a new study.


Nutrition in primary care yields health and economic benefits

Personalized support to eat a healthy diet provided in community-based health services was much more effective at improving a person's health than usual care, as shown in this review.


One in ten people experience frequent meal-related abdominal pain

People who experience meal-related abdominal pain more frequently experience other gastrointestinal symptoms and more regularly fulfill criteria for disorders of the gut brain interactions, including common conditions such as IBS, bloating and abdominal distension.


Gas-related intestinal symptoms affect nearly all adults and are associated with psychological distress

Gas-related symptoms are associated with poorer quality of life, and higher stress, anxiety and depression.


Blowing In The Wind

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Looking to lose weight? Diet drinks might not be the sweet spot: study

For females and people with obesity drinking artificially sweetened drinks may trick the brain into feeling hungry, which may in turn result in more calories being consumed


Children's diet quality predicts their mental health and wellbeing

Children who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health - and missing breakfast or lunch predicts poorer mental health and wellbeing.


New research finds school children may not be consuming enough long-chain omega-3 fats

The very low consumption of long-chain omega-3 fats, and the incorrect balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in children’s diets, highlight the need for public health initiatives to address this problem in the UK


Review finds microbial patterns in patients with psychological disorders

A new research review is the first to identify a pattern in the gut microbiome across the psychological conditions depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis/schizophrenia and anxiety.


Adjusting fatty acid intake may help with mood variability in bipolar disorders

Clinical trial results showed that a diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids consumed by participants may help patients have less variability in their mood.