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19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could fluoride be bad for your baby during pregnancy?

Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.

19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.

16 August 2019 - The Conversation - No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

Following a recent study that attracted widespread media attention, you'd be forgiven for thinking that eating dark chocolate was linked to reduced symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

16 August 2019 - Science Daily - How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat.

16 August 2019 - The Conversation - Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

No studies to date have been designed to answer the question of whether organic food consumption causes an improvement in health.

15 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vegetable-rich diet lowers fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients by raising good cholesterol

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - or good cholesterol - may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new study.

15 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Edible flowers can contribute to daily dose of vitamin E, study suggests

A flower a day keeps the doctor away? Study highlights two flowers - borage and centaurea - as a source of healthy fatty-acids, carotenoids, and more.

14 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Why young men aren't eating their five-a-day

From not being able to cook to not liking the taste of vegetables - a new study reveals why young men in the UK are not eating their 'five-a-day'.

14 August 2019 - - 7 Myths About Dietary Fats You Should Stop Believing Right Now

Fat is an essential part of our diets. But it's also largely misunderstood.

14 August 2019 - Science Daily - Association between celiac disease risk and gluten intake confirmed

An extensive study has confirmed that the risk of developing celiac disease is connected to the amount of gluten children consume. The new study is observational and therefore does not prove causation; however, it is the most comprehensive of its kind to date.

14 August 2019 - The Hippocratic Post - The Common Points between Carnivorous Inuit & Indian Vegetarians

The contrast between the traditional Inuit diet on the one hand, and dietary habits on the Indian subcontinent on the other, underlines the extraordinary adaptability of human beings where nutritional needs are concerned. The importance of these considerations must be evaluated at a time when many groups of activists promote a great diversity of well-defined diets.

13 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Keto diet claims vs reality: What the science says

The keto diet is often not the performance boosting mechanism it is claimed to be, according to one expert.

13 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - New study links high-fat diet and gut bacteria to insulin resistance

Research reveals how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes.

12 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Calcium is key to age-related memory loss

In this study, lowering intracellular calcium in the brains of ageing mice rejuvenated their synapses, with potential significance for age-related health issues in humans.

12 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Gut-brain connection helps explain how overeating leads to obesity

Study reveals a gut-brain connection that helps explain how eating too much 'switches off' satiety signals, leading to obesity.

8 August 2019 - The Conversation - Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being – new study

We all know that the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs harms our own health. But many people are not aware that their use of these substances can sometimes also affect the health and well-being of others – including their own children.

8 August 2019 - MPR - Does Vitamin D Supplementation Reduce ADHD Symptoms?

Study suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate ADHD symptoms.

7 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low vitamin D levels linked to non-motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease

In this study, sponsored by Wiley's, patients with Parkinson's disease had significantly lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Also, patients with lower vitamin D levels were more likely to fall, and to experience sleep problems, depression, and anxiety.

6 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Dietary choline associated with reduced risk of dementia

Dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine - sourced mainly from eggs and meat - is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, and enhanced cognitive performance.

6 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - ‘Intriguing’: Prebiotics may protect against detrimental effects of early life stress

Early life stress, such as maternal separation, may cause long-term alterations to brain neurochemistry and the gut microbiome. The potential is there to modulate these detrimental effects using interventions such as prebiotics.