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Obesity may exacerbate the effects of Alzheimer's disease, new study shows

New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer's disease.


FAB and Food for the Brain Online Webinar

This webinar will be available FREE of charge to FAB Associate members on 5.2.21. Join Dr Alex Richardson on a live webinar where she will present on 'The Latest Evidence and Best Practice for Dietary Approaches to Autistic Spectrum Disorders'. Thursday 28th November at 18.30-19.30 (UK time)


Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma

New research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but only in children carrying a common gene variant.


The essential role of iodine in the diet

The public need to be more aware of the essential role of iodine in the diet, particularly pregnant women and those of child bearing age.


Research shows people with high omega-3 index less likely to die from COVID-19

Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) have potent anti-inflammatory activities, and this pilot study provides suggestive evidence that these fatty acids may dampen COVID-19's cytokine storm.


Novel molecules to combat asthma and COVID-related lung diseases discovered

A study designed to study how the immune system impacts gut bacteria—has led to the extraordinary discovery of two molecules that can not only provide profound protection in experimental models of asthma but can also substantially reduce the severity of an attack.


Vegan diet significantly remodels metabolism in young children

This study concluded that a vegan diet has a broad effect on children's metabolism. Serum biomarker levels for vitamins A and D, cholesterol forms and essential amino acids were significantly lower in children on vegan diet compared to age-adjusted omnivores.


Psychobiotics: A Revolution in Psychiatry

The research so far has indicated that healing a leaky gut can go a long way toward improving mood. The best way to do that is to support those microbes that nourish the gut lining. That turns out to be fairly easy: increase your consumption of fibre.


Mental health conditions alarmingly high among children with autism

This is the first research since 2008 to examine the prevalence of mental health conditions among children with autism at a population level, and signals a need for healthcare systems to adapt to account for the overlap.


How sure would you want to be that you have celiac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?

Diagnosing celiac disease can be difficult. Some patients may be asymptomatic, while others have non-specific symptoms such as indigestion or bloating. It's thought only 30 percent of people with celiac disease are actually diagnosed.


New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy

A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.


Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances.


Mothers of children with autism found to have significantly different metabolite levels

This case study suggests that the development of a blood test to screen for mothers who are at a higher risk of having a child with ASD may be possible.


High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems in adulthood, study suggests

The researchers in this study found that persistently high insulin levels from mid-childhood were linked with a higher chance of developing psychosis in adulthood.


Hydrogen sulphide could guard against Alzheimer's disease - IN MICE

Behavioral tests on mice showed that hydrogen sulphide improved cognitive and motor function by 50 per cent compared with mice that did not receive the injections of NaGYY.


Does vitamin D combat Covid?

"If you’ve got something that could potentially save tens of thousands of lives – worldwide, hundreds of thousands, if not millions – and you say there’s not quite enough evidence, but it’s indicating in a positive direction, then you do something about it, don’t you?” David Davis


Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet

This study showed that to benefit from diets such as the Mediterranean diet, or MIND diet, we would have to limit our consumption of processed foods and other unhealthy foods such as fried foods and sweets.


You know sugar is bad for your kids—here's what you can do

More than two-thirds of all packaged foods contain added sweeteners. Why does that matter? Research has found links between kids' high-sugar diets and problems with sleep, learning and emotional health, not to mention serious conditions like diabetes and fatty liver disease.


This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The authors of this case report the fact that celiac disease may also present primarily as behavioral disturbance in adults, particularly if there is already underlying psychiatric disease or intellectual deficits.


New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.