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1 December 2017 - Science Daily - Obesity increases dementia risk

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new study.


1 December 2017 - BBC News - Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour

The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to make it compulsory for UK suppliers of flour to fortify it with folic acid.


1 December 2017 - MedicalXpress - Scientists help explain how dietary fat affects stem cell differentiation

New research helps explain why fish oil benefits people with osteoporosis, and looks broadly at the many connections between dietary fats and a variety of clinical outcomes, including healthy aging and heart disease.


30 November 2017 - BBC News - Kellogg's to cut sugar in kids' cereals by up to 40%

Cereals giant Kellogg's is to cut the amount of sugar in its three top selling children's cereals by between 20% and 40% by the middle of next year.


22 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, study finds

Compared with children of normal-weight mothers, children born to mothers who were overweight or obese immediately prior to pregnancy are at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, according to new science.


28 November 2017 - BBC News - Children 'bombarded by junk food' ads on family shows

Children are seeing up to 12 adverts an hour for high-fat, high-sugar foods during primetime family TV programmes such as The Voice, research has found.


28 November 2017 - What Is Epigenetics - Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?

Research is pointing to the epigenetic benefits of abiding by a Mediterranean diet while pregnant. The main components of this diet might protect the fetus from developing diseases later in life.


27 November 2017 - Science Daily - Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable

A new study shows that the family risk for asthma - typically passed from moms to babies - may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract.


22 November 2017 - The Guardian - Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims

The link between sugar and increased risk of heart disease is now established, but might have been accepted many years sooner if key findings had been public.


22 November 2017 - The Conversation - Three or four cups of coffee a day does you more good than harm – our new study suggests

Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows.


21 November 2017 - Science Daily - Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

According to a recent study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health.


20 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Brain glucose responses diminish with diabetes, obesity

The rise of brain glucose levels is blunted during hyperglycemia in adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study.


20 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Breast milk found to protect against food allergy

Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy can protect your child from food allergies, especially if you breastfeed, suggests new research.


17 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Nutritional fact panel update? ‘Single design not uniformly effective,’ says study

Redesigning nutritional fact panels (NFP) may aid consumers to make an informed healthy food choice by making them pay more attention to the nutritional profile of less healthy items, a study finds.


16 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Naturally occurring molecule may help prevent and treat atherosclerosis and gum disease

Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, prevents and treats gum disease, and also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot.


16 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

What if it was possible to keep asthma under control by changing one's diet or taking a vitamin supplement? It may happen sooner than you think.


13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets

Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets. This is one of the recommendations from the British Psychological Society report "Changing behaviour: Childhood nutrition".


14 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Omega fatty acid blend show promise in tackling ADHD

A combination of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids may have a supporting role alongside other therapies for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), a review article outlines.


13 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Mushrooms revealed as potent source of key antioxidants: Study

Mushrooms, particularly certain wild varieties, are abundant in glutathione and ergothoniene, important protectors against oxidative damage, according to recent research published in Food Chemistry.


13 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - How bacteria in the gut influence neurodegenerative disorders

New research reveals links between the gut microbiome—the population of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract—and brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.