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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.


13 November - MedicalXpress - New study suggests it may be fructan, not gluten, that is upsetting people's stomachs

Researchers have found that the familiar bloating many people experience after eating foods containing wheat may be due to sensitivity to fructan, not gluten, as is commonly believed.


9 November 2017 - Nutraingredients - Benefits of moderate fish consumption in pregnancy may outweigh mercury effects, suggests study

Moderate fish and seafood consumption during pregnancy is linked to better language and communication skills in children at age five, according to a recent Norwegian study published in Environment International.


8 November 2017 - The Guardian - Is your gut microbiome the key to health and happiness?

The gut microbiome is a vast ecosystem of organisms such as bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and protozoans that live in our digestive pipes, which collectively weigh up to 2kg (heavier than the average brain).


8 November 2017 - MedicalXpress - Insomnia linked to alcohol-use frequency among early adolescents, says new psychology study

Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use.