Food and Behaviour Research

Donate Log In

News

Latest News List

Search News...


12 July 2018 - Science Daily - An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study

A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.


12 July 2018 - Science Daily - New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research.


12 July 2018 - Globe and Mail - One tiny detail spoils that shocking organic milk headline: It was wrong

Last week, the Toronto Star published the result of an investigation into organic milk, which included laboratory analysis, and found that “the product is no different than cheaper regular milk.” It as an attention-grabbing headline, and it was also completely wrong.


11 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Review finds promising, if preliminary, data backing mood support effects for probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s

A recent review of studies on interventions with probiotics, prebiotics and omega-3s shows that there is promising data backing these ingredients’ effects on ameliorating anxiety, stress and depression. But much more research is needed to identify pathways, biomarkers and modes of action.


11 July 2018 - Science Daily - DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life

Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research.


11 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Prebiotic approach proves positive for obesity prevention, review finds

The case for a prebiotic approach as an alternative nutritional treatment against obesity has strengthened with the publication of a review that points to the food ingredient’s beneficial effects on metabolism.


11 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Healthy diet reduces asthma symptoms

Diets with better asthma outcomes are characterised by being healthier, with greater consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals. Unhealthy diets, with high consumption of meat, salt and sugar, have the poorest outcomes.


9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Teenagers can thank their parents' positive attitude for avoiding obesity

Using answers from more than 7000 parents who took part in the Children of the 90s longitudinal study about their personality, mood and attitude during pregnancy; similar answers from their children at age of eight and the child's fat mass measurement up to the age of 17, researchers have assessed that a mother's psychological background during pregnancy is a factor associated with teenage weight gain.


9 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - To reduce your risk of obesity, it helps to have a mom who follows five healthy habits

Parents' genetic contributions to their offspring influence a child's propensity to obesity. But the steep run-up in child obesity seen in the span of fewer than two generations can't possibly be explained by genes alone. The rate has more than tripled since the 1970s.


9 July 2018 - Science Daily - Can fasting improve MS symptoms?

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty. A new trial evaluates whether drastically cutting calories twice a week can change the body's immune environment and the gut microbiome, and potentially change the course of the disease.


9 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Actions of green tea and red wine compounds may slow neurodegeneration: Study

Nutritional compounds naturally present in green tea and red wine may obstruct the creation of toxic metabolites that contribute to the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


9 July 2018 - The Guardian - Flying high: kids in the UK are wild about energy drinks - but how harmful are they?

UK children consume energy drinks at a higher rate than kids in any other country in Europe - with a fifth of three-10-year-olds having them regularly. Is this a health risk, or no worse than coffee?


6 July 2018 - Cardiovascular Business - Mother’s lifestyle influences child’s obesity risk

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ. In a study of nearly 25,000 children, those whose mothers adhered to five healthy lifestyle factors carried a 75 percent lower risk of obesity than children whose mothers had none of those habits. The factors included a body mass index (BMI) below 25, a high-quality diet, regular exercise, no smoking and low alcohol consumption.


5 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D deficiency affects many pregnant women

Low vitamin D levels can have serious repercussions for the bone health of both mother and child. Vitamin D is necessary for calcium to be taken up by the intestine. In pregnancy, this vitamin is crucial to ensure sufficient calcium to build the child's bone mass and maintain that of the mother.


5 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk

An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals' risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The findings are published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.


4 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Dietary fiber intake inversely related to depression symptoms in US adults, study suggests

After analyzing data from a national US survey, researchers in China suggest that dietary fiber intake may be inversely related to depression symptoms. The results were consistent even after adjustment for a wide variety of potential confounders.


4 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby's gut

A mother's diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby's gut microbiome - the community of bacteria living in the gut - and the effect may vary by delivery mode, according to study published in the open access journal Microbiome.


3 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal exposure to folic acid fortification of foods may reduce mental illness risk

Fortifying grain-based foods with folic acid - instituted in the U.S. in the 1990s to prevent neural tube defects in infants - may also reduce the incidence of severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia that initially appear in young adulthood.


3 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Maternal omega-3 rich-diet linked to improved infant problem solving: Study

In the last trimester of pregnancy and in the first years of life, our brain undergoes enormous growth, and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is particularly important for the development of the brain in infants.


3 July 2018 - MedicalXpress - How good bacteria can help keep a gut healthy

New research reveals a cellular mechanism by which good bacteria can help the gut stay healthy. The study, which appears in the journal Immunity, shows that good bacteria, or the microbiota, interact with both the epithelial cells lining the gut and cells of the immune system to help balance the immune responses and protect the gut from unwanted inflammation.