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10 June 2019 - The Conversation - Drinking alcohol at conception shown to harm rats – new study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. But what if a mother drinks before she knows she is pregnant?

9 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition

Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new Pharmavite-sponsored study suggests the two factors may be connected.

7 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - High fiber during pregnancy reduces risk of celiac disease in children, research finds

High fibre intake during pregnancy is linked with a decreased risk of coeliac disease in children, new research suggests.

5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

On the subject of poor diet and its outcomes, obesity and physical health tend to steal the headlines. However, diet-related cognitive decline and poor memory are every bit as insidious.

5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis

Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease.

5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Are artificial sweeteners putting kids at risk for asthma?

Research has suggested that consumption of artificially sweetened food during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for developing asthma, but it is unclear how or why this may occur.

4 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?

Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, according to a new study.

3 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Is 'clean eating' just dirty rhetoric?

New research finds "clean eating" is perceived as overwhelmingly positive by young people, but those optimistic impressions of "clean diets" may signal a risk for eating disorders.

3 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Brush your teeth - postpone Alzheimer's

Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer's or not.

3 June 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study finds vitamin E levels, physical activity, correlated with better cognitive performance in adolescents

Out of 120 school students analyzed by Saudi researchers, academic performance was higher for students classified as moderately or highly active physically. Serum levels of vitamin E were also higher in the more active students.

2 June 2019 - Psychology Today - Stress Eating Could Be Even Worse For Us Than We Think

Eating more calories when stressed may result in gaining more weight than eating the same amount under less stress.

31 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce dementia risk?

Researchers are launching a new study to see whether eating a Mediterranean-style diet and being more active could improve brain function and reduce dementia risk.

30 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed food linked to early death

Ultra-processed foods - such as chicken nuggets, ice cream and breakfast cereals - have been linked to early death and poor health, scientists say.

30 May 2019 - Science Daily - Gut bacteria's connections to human health, disease

Researchers have made an important advance in understanding the roles that gut bacteria play in human health.

30 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Does eating fruit and veg help your mental health?

Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat lowers their risk of clinical depression, new research has found.

29 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study finds red meat as part of a healthy diet linked to reduced risk of multiple sclerosis

People who consume unprocessed red meat as part of a healthy Mediterranean diet may reduce their risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research.

29 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - To treat an eating disorder, we need to know what emotion fuels it

Pinpointing how different emotional states and neural pathways influence our eating behaviours could pave the way for better ways to tackle eating disorders and obesity.

29 May 2019 - Nutraingredients - Mental health and the microbiome: Mixed findings over probiotics' anxiety impact — Review

With more research being conducted on the gut-brain axis, studies have reported that the gut microbiota plays an important part in regulating brain function.

28 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Is coffee good for you?

It's not exactly clear how extensive the health benefits of coffee are, since it has only tiny amounts of micronutrients, but the plant's bean contains a mix of bioactive compounds that offers healthy properties like antioxidants.

27 May 2019 - Questioning Answers - A gluten-free diet for "schizophrenia positive for antigliadin antibodies (AGA IgG)"

"Net result: encouraging findings with the need for more study; also with a nice focus on effect sizes too".