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29 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - New gut-brain connection discovery helps explain overeating

A previously unknown gut-brain connection revealed in mice could help explain why humans continue eating and gain weight.

29 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links low vitamin D levels in young kids to aggression in adolescents

New study suggests vitamin D deficiency might lead to aggressive behavior in adolescents.

Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency

The pressure to move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet has several nutritional drawbacks. This article looks at how it will worse the already-low intake of essential nutrient choline, involved in brain health.

28 August 2019 - The Conversation - Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

Kings College team state: "Our new research also adds support to the idea that a small glass of red wine a day might actually be beneficial to your health – specifically to your gut bacteria."

28 August 2019 - Nutritional Outlook - Recent study devises “omega-3 calculator” to help researcher determine proper EPA and DHA doses

Researchers' model equation might make it possible to determine how much omega-3 EPA and DHA is needed to elevate the omega-3 index to the desired level.

28 August 2019 - BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health - Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?

The risk of choline inadequacies, either due to low habitual intake or gene polymorphisms, is particularly concerning at key stages of the life cycle such as pregnancy and lactation.

27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - High fat diet during pregnancy slows learning in offspring, rat study suggests

In a rat-based study, pregnant individuals fed a high fat diet had offspring with unhealthy brain development and metabolism.

27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - High-fat diet in utero protects against Alzheimer's later, study shows in mice

A high-fat diet in mothers-to-be may reduce chances of Alzheimer's disease in their children.

27 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

The more fat we carry, the greater the probability of developing depression, new research concludes.

26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?

23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice

For the first time, scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.

23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic helps breast-fed babies beat antibiotic-resistant germs, study says

It's possible to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.

21 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.

20 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence - study

20 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small but promising study

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.

19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could fluoride be bad for your baby during pregnancy?

Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.

19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.

16 August 2019 - The Conversation - No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

Following a recent study that attracted widespread media attention, you'd be forgiven for thinking that eating dark chocolate was linked to reduced symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.

16 August 2019 - Science Daily - How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat.

16 August 2019 - The Conversation - Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

No studies to date have been designed to answer the question of whether organic food consumption causes an improvement in health.