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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.


23 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - New research casts doubts on safety of world's most popular artificial sweetener

The world's most widely used artificial sweetener has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption, argues a newly published paper from University of Sussex researchers.


22 July 2019 - The Conversation - Out of my wheelchair and back on my bike: why I’m putting MS diet to the test

"By identifying the key nutrients important to brain health, I redesigned my paleo diet. I wanted to maximise my intake of the nutrients I’d been taking in supplement form – getting them instead directly from the food I ate."


18 July 2019 - Nutraingredients - Public in the dark about gut health, survey reveals

What does the general public know about the importance of their microbiome, where do they go for information and what do they do to improve their gut health? A healthcare company-sponsored survey set out to investigate.


18 July 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study boosts microbiome fitness and diet quality link

Researchers continue to link diet with gut health as a US team find fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption results in higher beneficial bacteria whilst diets that include fat, alcohol, and added sugar result in higher harmful bacteria numbers.


16 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve Parkinson's

N-acetylcysteine (NAC), which replenishes one of the body's antioxidants, shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for Parkinson's disease


16 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections

Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published today.


11 July 2019 - Nutraingredients - Could eating fibre during pregnancy help tackle autoimmune disease burden?

A lack of fibre during pregnancy could be contributing to the burden of the serious condition preeclampsia, according to researchers who also argue the lack of fibre in Western diets may explain the rapid increase of allergies and autoimmune conditions.


11 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Anxious? Cut down on caffeine

Caffeine can boost energy, improve alertness and produce a general feeling of well-being - when used in moderation. Go past the sweet spot though, and that same elixir can cause insomnia, jitteriness and feelings of nervousness.


9 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Research shows that drinking Matcha tea can reduce anxiety

Anxious behaviour in mice was reduced after consuming Matcha powder or Matcha extract, in this study. The calming effects appear to be due to mechanisms that activate dopamine D1 receptors and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors, both of which are closely related to anxious behavior.


9 July 2019 - Science Direct - Food and alcohol reduce activity in 'hunger neurons' via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards - food and alcohol - to understand how they alter neural activity and behaviour.