Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study.
Industry has unduly influenced the regulations for TV advertising of unhealthy foods to children, likely weakening legislation in this area, argue doctors in an analysis, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Adolescents exposed before birth to pro-oxidant toxins such as air pollution and smoking), along with essential nutrients, but not antioxidants such as vitamin C, are prone to teenage asthma and allergic disease, says study.
New study finds that sodium and potassium levels - reflections of a person's typical diet - may be predictors of future depression in teens.
There is a link between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory, according to this animal-based study.
The timing of anaemia - a common condition in late pregnancy - can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to new study. Researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children.
Experts recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk in new, comprehensive beverage recommendations for young children. Sugary drinks, including milkshakes, and artificial sweetener-enhanced drinks - not to mention caffeine and energy drinks - are definitely NOT recommended.
Researchers discover that a group of immune cells, known to be strong contributors to gut health, is directly controlled by the brain's circadian clock.
Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review.
Millions of people around the world experience serious blood sugar problems which can cause diabetes, but a world first study is revealing how gut bacteria impact the normally feel good hormone serotonin to negatively influence blood sugar levels.
Taking high dose of omega-3 fatty acids does not reduce the risk of preterm births per se, but it depends on the existing levels in each individual, says research.
"We looked at the inflammatory reactions of 20 volunteers at 0, 3 and 6 hours after eating a meal containing 38 percent fat and their responses were completely unique. Like snowflakes, no two were exactly the same."
By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 DHA fatty acid, according to a study.
Regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions - something associated with healthy cognitive function - compared to non-tea drinkers, according to new research.
Supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may reduce the risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and severe postpartum hemorrhage, study suggests.
According to results of a five-year study, a "Mediterranean diet" is associated with less cognitive decline over five years in older American adults.
A growing number of studies have examined the benefits of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders. But which supplements have been proven to work - and for which disorders?
Repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increases acceptance and consumption by children, according to a new study.
A dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of a holistic approach complementing antipsychotic medication.
People with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) will eat only a very limited range of foods and may have significant phobias. It’s a long way from simply being a picky eater.