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25 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D supplements could ease painful IBS symptoms

Vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found.


25 January 2018 - EurekAlert - Study links low carbohydrate intake to increased risk of birth defects

Study underscores importance of dietary folic acid for pregnant women and those who could become pregnant.


22 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Nutrients in child's first 1,000 days key for neurodevelopment

Infant nutrition: The provision of adequate nutrients and healthy eating during a child's first 1,000 days is important for optimal neurodevelopment, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement.


19 January 2018 - Science Daily - The human body's golden gate to iron traffic

New findings could change how iron metabolism in the human body is understood, and open new horizons for research and therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.


19 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Frequent family meals promote good nutritional health in children

Breakfast at home: for the positive effects of family meals, it doesn't matter at what time of the day parents and children sit down together for a meal.


18 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Wine is good for you - to a point

While many see wine as the healthy choice, noting its antioxidant power, research shows benefits of alcohol are pretty equal across the board – whether it's a shot of liquor, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Also, the antioxidants in wine can be overrated.


17 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Probiotics in pregnancy could protect against against childhood obesity

Intake of probiotics during pregnancy and breast feeding has been shown to modify genes related to obesity in both themselves and their infants, say researchers.


17 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistry

In a recent study from the Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Lab at U of I, scientists worked with piglets to show prebiotics included in infant formula can enhance memory and exploratory behaviour.


15 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks, according to a report by Cancer Research UK.


12 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Does eating more fish protect you from depression?

According to the world health organisation (WHO), depression is the greatest single cause of disability worldwide. Therefore, understanding mechanisms leading to depression and how to minimise its risks is very important.


11 January 2018 - The Conversation - Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less

A new campaign from Public Health England is urging parents to limit snacks for children to two a day, and 100 calories a piece.


9 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Gut bacteria could counteract depressive tendencies: Animal data

Certain strains of lactic acid bacteria could help prevent the type of depression linked to unhealthy lifestyles, according to researchers in Denmark.


9 January 2018 - Science Daily - Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a new study.


Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Plant-Based Diets, Micronutrients and Mental Health Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? Or do they put people at risk for serious deficiencies that increase the likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders?


5 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Childhood Omega-3 intake linked to better sleep and higher IQ scores

Weekly consumption of fish may drive both improved sleep and enhanced cognitive ability in children, according to new data.


4 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Eating more foods with choline during pregnancy could boost baby's brain

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.


4 January 2018 - Nutraingredients - Maternal use of folic acid and vitamins linked to reduced autism risk in children

Mothers, who use folic acid and multivitamin supplements before and during pregnancy, appear to reduce their offspring’s risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study from Israel.


4 January 2018 - Futurity - Is autism more common that we thought?

The number of children in the United States diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may be significantly higher than previously thought, a new analysis suggests.


3 January 2018 - MedicalXpress - Food cues undermine healthy eating choices

Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current 'obesogenic' environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase.


3 January 2018 - The Conversation - Five reasons why we overeat

We tend to think that we stop eating when our stomachs are full. Science shows otherwise.