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1 January 2018 - Georgia Ede - Food Fights: Are Vegan Diets Healthier for the Brain?

We think a lot about how plant-based diets and animal-based affect our hearts, our blood sugar levels, or our risk for cancer, but how do our dietary choices affect our brains? What do we actually know about vegan diets and mental health? As a psychiatrist who specializes in nutrition, this question is near and dear to my heart, and one that richly deserves our attention.


28 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Improved nutrition for extremely low birth weight preemies

At the neonatology ward of the Vienna General Hospital (Medical University Vienna), physicians compared two mixtures of intravenous lipids for nutrition with support coming from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).


26 December 2017 - The Conversation - Our fight with fat: Why is obesity getting worse?

Obesity rates in the U.S. - the percent of the total population that's obese has climbed from 19.4 percent in 1997 to more than 30 percent in 2015.


21 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Weekly fish consumption linked to better sleep, higher IQ, study finds

Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to a new study.


20 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - One serving of leafy greens a day may slow brain aging by 11 years

While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older.


20 December 2017 - Science Daily - Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' researchers say

Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.


20 December 2017 - Science Daily - Eggs improve biomarkers related to infant brain development

A study has found that infants who were in introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood concentrations of choline, other biomarkers in choline pathways, and omega-3 DHA.


15 December 2017 - Science Daily - Vitamin deficiency in later life

One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood and one in four older adults has suboptimal vitamin B12 levels.


15 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Warding off Alzheimer's through good food

Reducing your chance of developing Alzheimer's could be as easy as eating more fish, fruit and veg, says Alzheimer's researcher.


13 December 2017 - Science Daily - Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy eating guidelines.


12 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Prenatal folic acid supplementation helps lower postpartum depression risk: China population study

Prenatal folic acid supplementation for at least six months could lower the risk of postpartum depression in Chinese women, according to researchers in China.


8 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Consuming sugary drinks during pregnancy may increase asthma risk in mid-childhood

Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant.


8 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research.


7 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's

A new study associates the consumption of canola oil in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer's disease.


4 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 may keep your gut bacteria in balance: Mouse data

Mice deprived of omega-3 in their diet experience significant disruption to their gut bacteria make-up, new data suggests from the APC Microbiome Institute suggests.


4 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dietary protection: Proteins in mum’s milk could protect against food allergy

Consuming common allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding could help protect against food allergies in children by passing on certain protective proteins through breast milk, say researchers.


4 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin C deficiency and mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin C is an effective antioxidant. and could therefore be protective against disease pathology.


4 December 2017 - The Conversation - Here's why the UK should fortify flour with folic acid

The UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to halve the number of infant deaths, stillbirths and brain injuries by 2025. And yet...


4 December 2017 - Nutraingredients - Early onset psychosis associated with key vitamin deficiencies: New research

New research has discovered that early psychosis is associated with nutritional deficiencies, specifically in folate and vitamin D, revealing new avenues for improving the health of millions of people affected worldwide.


5 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

New study suggests high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years.