New research suggests the composition of breast milk in normal weight mothers differs from that of overweight mothers, and that variations in small molecule metabolites found in breast milk are possible risk factors for childhood obesity.
The apparent rise in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its stubborn resistance to treatment has spurred a legion of researchers to enter the field and explore the disability in innovative ways.
Research reveals that many seemingly ‘healthy’ snacks aimed at UK children are less healthy than claimed.
Consuming garlic helps counteract age-related changes in gut bacteria associated with memory problems, according to a new study conducted with mice.
Atypical eating behaviors significantly more common in autism than in children with other disorders and typical children, with the most common behavior being limited food preferences. The number and types of atypical eating behaviors should alert clinicians to the possibility of autism.
Sugar does not improve mood and it can make people less alert and more tired after its consumption, according to a new study.
The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year, an influential study shows.
New study results provide some food for thought on the topic of whether there may be an association between magnesium levels and the diagnosis of ADHD.
A new study shows no link between dietary intake of zinc, iron, and other key minerals and whether people later develop MS.
A daily dose of a multi-strain probiotic can provide a significant improvement in mood, with a reduction in depressive, anger, and fatigue, and an improvement in sleep quality, according to a new study.
Why humans can't thrive on plants alone
We’ve known for a few years that people with schizophrenia have a different gut microbiome than healthy control populations.
A study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity.
A new study has added to evidence of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet resulting in fewer pollution-triggered asthma symptoms. The same study suggests that higher amounts of dietary omega-6 fatty acids may have the opposite effect, and be associated with more severe asthma.
New study suggests that the risk of a child developing symptoms of ADHD may be modulated by the mother's diet during pregnancy.
An unhealthy diet including high fat and cholesterol-enriched food can contribute to developing eye diseases which lead to a loss of vision, according to new research.
Certain brain cells in mice curb their impulse to eat, according to new research. The study shows that the cells also play a role in regulating memory, and are part of a larger brain circuit that promotes balanced eating.
This new research is a good start and complements other work in related areas talking about the gut-brain axis as being potentially pertinent to some forms of schizophrenia.
New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty tastes.
A story in the Daily Mirror this week claimed that eating just two teaspoons of nuts a day “boosts brain function by 60%”. If the claim is true, we should all be rushing out to buy a bag of nuts, but is this what the study in question actually says?