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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".


26 May 2019 - The Guardian - Top UK scientist urges people to take vitamin D supplements

Geneticist Steve Jones, formerly a sceptic, says the case for Vitamin D supplements is overwhelming


26 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy

Omega-6 linoleic acid can promote inflammation and may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease.


23 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Pediatricians should encourage fish consumption for children

Fish and shellfish consumption should be encouraged for children, according to a technical report.


23 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Possible link between infant gut microbiome and development of allergies

Mouse-based research finds a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and the development of allergies.


21 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Millions of Europeans at risk of chronic digestive diseases, new report reveals

Poor nutritional choices, including a high intake of ultra-processed foods and trans-fats, are putting millions of Europeans at an increased risk of a range of chronic digestive diseases, including digestive cancers, wheat related disorders and functional gastrointestinal disorders, as well as obesity, a new report shows.


20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Adherence to Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of late-life depression

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research.


20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a new review of studies.


20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, new study suggests.


17 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death

It's common knowledge that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life.


16 May 2019 - Nutraingredients - Could the gut-brain axis be key to fighting age-related cognitive decline?

Modifying our microbiome with prebiotic fibres could help lower levels of brain inflammation and boost brain function during ageing, according to new mouse-based research.


16 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'

Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests.


16 May 2019 - The Conversation - Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last

Unconscious over-consumption of ultra-processed foods is often attributed to snacking. But in this study, most of the excess calories were consumed during breakfast and lunch, not as snacks.


16 May 2019 - Pharmacy Times - Omega 3 Oils and Vitamin B Supplements: A Winning Combination

Could the high concentration of DHA and EPA in fish oils make us smarter or help us function better? Many clinical trials have sought to answer this question, and fish oils have been studied in the many different situations with variable results.


15 May 2019 - Science Daily - Over-fed bacteria make people sick

In a new hypothesis, a research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine's natural bacterial colonization.


14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?

Children who are picky eaters and who find it difficult to change and adapt their eating habits, show pronounced differences in food intake at the age of 13, including a higher intake of sugar, according to new research.


14 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers

A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new study.