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24 October 2018 - Science Daily - Three distinct stages in infant microbiome development identified

Researchers explored the sequence of microbial colonization in the infant gut through age 4 and found distinct stages of development in the microbiome that were associated with early life exposures.


24 October 2018 - Science Daily - Importance of infant diet in establishing a healthy gut

A child has until the age of two-and-a-half to establish healthy gut bacteria - with little change after this point, new research has revealed.


19 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Adding refined fiber to processed food could have negative health effects

Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study.


19 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

A new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


19 October 2018 - Futurity - This part of the brain may shape our food choices

Researchers have discovered a brain region strongly connected to food preference decisions that help us select what to heap on our plates at potluck dinners or holiday buffets.


18 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population.


18 October 2018 - Eurekalert - Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy aging

Higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, new study finds.


18 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Kids health outcomes have more to do with parents level of education than income

Parents educated beyond high school invest more in family health care, reducing the likelihood of adverse medical conditions despite differences in family income and health insurance, according to a recent study.


16 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Adequate consumption of 'longevity' vitamins could prolong healthy aging, nutrition scientist says

A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that play previously unrecognized roles in promoting longevity and in staving off chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and, potentially, neurodegeneration.


16 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Father's nicotine use can cause cognitive problems in children and grandchildren

A father's exposure to nicotine may cause cognitive deficits in his children and even grandchildren, according to a study in mice. The effect, which was not caused by direct secondhand exposure, may be due to epigenetic changes in key genes in the father's sperm.


16 October 2018 - Nutraingredients - Danone study outlines possible mechanisms behind gut-brain axis in infants

The mechanisms behind the gut-brain axis in infants should be further explored and better understood, so possible nutritional interventions can be explored to support healthy brain development, according to a Danone-led study.


15 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Some heartburn treatments depress body iron levels, study finds

Research shows for the first time that proton pump inhibitors, (a class of acid suppressants widely prescribed for heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcers), are associated with iron deficiency.


13 October 2018 - The Guardian - Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind.


13 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The long-term effects of maternal high-fat diets

If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring - right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice.


13 October 2018 - Psych Central - Mouse Study: Gum Disease May Kick-Start Alzheimer’s

A new study finds that long-term exposure to periodontal bacteria leads to inflammation and degeneration in brain neurons in mice similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.


12 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Study: Ketogenic diet appears to prevent cognitive decline in mice

We've all experienced a "gut feeling" - when we know deep down inside that something is true. That phenomenon aptly describes what scientists have now demonstrated: that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact the health of one can affect the other.


11 October 2018 - Neuroscience News - Link Between Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

A new study reports T cells are activated in the intestines and migrate to the brain, causing an inflammatory cascade that may lead to multiple sclerosis. Researchers say the gut microbiome may play a more significant role in the development and progression of MS than previously believed.


10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Study firms up diet and depression link

Although they strike a note of caution pending further study, researchers find compelling evidence for the links between what we eat and our state of mind.


10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - The ideal weight makes for a healthier pregnancy

Being overweight during pregnancy increases the risk of high blood pressure and gestational diabetes, miscarriage, preterm birth and certain birth defects. There is also a higher risk of complications during labour.


10 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Babies of overweight mothers may risk developing self-regulation problems

A mother's weight during early pregnancy may affect how well her baby is able to self-regulate during its first months and years of life. A new study says there is a one in five chance that overweight or obese women will have babies who suffer from multiple regulatory problems, and these babies may also show a delay in some developmental milestones when they reach childhood.