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Resolving bitter debate over low-cal sweeteners

Sucralose linked to problematic metabolic and neural changes, when consumed along with a certain carbohydrate, while drinks with low-calorie sweeteners or sugar alone do not provoke the changes.

28 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Study: Mother's gut microbiota may shape metabolism of offspring

In a mouse model, a mother's gut microbiota were seen to shape the metabolism of her offspring in later life.

27 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Researchers confirm celiac disease can damage the brain

People living with celiac disease (CD) have a higher risk of neurological damage according to a new study from the University of Sheffield.

Low fruit and vegetable intakes and higher body fat linked to anxiety disorders

New research shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies' brain development, new study confirms

Pregnant women who eat more fruit during pregnancy may be giving their babies' cognitive development a boost, says this rat-based follow-up study.

Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve brain function in patients with multiple sclerosis

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes antioxidants and shows improved brain metabolism and self-reported improvements in cognitive function in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

Chronic inflammation in pregnancy linked to childhood neurodevelopmental delays

In pregnant women, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety can increase the chances of learning delays, behavior problems and mental health issues in their children's early years.

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function

After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory tests.

19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet

A landmark Commission report convened by WHO, UNICEF and The Lancet has found the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol and tobacco at children.

Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in young boys

Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study.

Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this new analysis.

Mediterranean diet increases gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing in older adults

Study study finds that eating a Mediterranean diet causes microbiome changes linked to improvements in cognitive function and memory, immunity and bone strength.

18 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Memory games: Eating well to remember

Study finds strong links between certain food groups, memory loss and comorbid heart disease or diabetes.

18 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Biomarker for Parkinson's disease may originate in the gut

Mouse-based study suggests protein aggregates responsible for Parkinson's disease can travel up from the gut to affect neurons in the brain, but the process depends on age.

18 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Low folate levels can indicate malnutrition in hospital patients

About 10% of patients who come to complex care hospitals may have low levels of folate and other indicators of malnutrition, investigators say.

17 February 2020 - Nutraingredients - Poop-eating lab mice affect probiotic research outcomes, says study

Researchers have studied a key difference between the microbiome of lab mice and humans caused by rodents' tendency to eat their own faeces, which they say could have wide-ranging implications to numerous research areas.

How ultra-processed food took over your shopping basket

What characterises ultra-processed foods is that they are so altered that it can be hard to recognise the underlying ingredients. These are concoctions of concoctions, engineered from ingredients that are already highly refined, such as cheap vegetable oils, flours, whey proteins and sugars, which are then whipped up into something more appetising with the help of industrial additives such as emulsifiers.

12 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies

The carbohydrate oligosaccharide 2'FL found in breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies, new study claims.

12 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - Nutrition a key ingredient for psychological health in Canadian adults

A new study investigating factors that contribute to psychological distress in adults has found that that risk of malnourishment is linked to psychological distress among Canadians aged 45 years and older.

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy connected to elevated risk of ADHD

According to a new study, the risk of ADHD is significantly higher in children whose mothers had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, compared to children whose mother's vitamin D levels were sufficient.