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This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The authors of this case report the fact that celiac disease may also present primarily as behavioral disturbance in adults, particularly if there is already underlying psychiatric disease or intellectual deficits.


New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2

The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.


Junk food linked to sleep problems in teens

This is the first study to examine unhealthy diets and stress-related sleep disturbance on a global scale in high school students.


Enriched infant formula linked to fewer behavioral problems in toddlers: Study

Infant formula enriched with milk fat globule membrane, omega-3 fatty acids, and synbiotics may lead to fewer behavioral problems up to 2.5 years of age, says a study from Spain.


The health risk raised by ultra-processed foods

A large study has shown that consuming a high amount of ultra-processed foods had an increased risk of death from any cause of 26%, and of 58% specifically from cardiovascular diseases.


#VitaminDforAll (Vitamin D for everyone)

To all governments, public health officials, doctors, and healthcare workers, Research shows low vitamin D levels almost certainly promote COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Given its safety, we call for immediate widespread increased vitamin D intakes. The goal of this open letter is to change policy and standard of care to save lives and help mitigate the pandemic, not simply to create the longest possible list of names. At this point, we welcome additional signature requests from those likely to help convince decision makers to implement these changes.


ARFID: the eating disorder that makes people fear food

A recent review of patients with both ARFID and autism, found that almost 70% of those with ARFID had scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), while 17% had eye disorders as a result of vitamin A deficiency.


Study suggests sugary diet endangers waste-eating protein crucial to cellular repair

The protein that works to remove and repair our cells from a high sugar diet is itself vulnerable to sugar, leaving cells threatened.


An unexpected role for the brain's immune cells......IN MICE

This study showed that surveillance by microglia helps prevent seizure activity (or hyperexcitability) in the brain. These findings could open new therapeutic avenues for several diseases including Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and autism.


'Alarmingly high' vitamin D deficiency in the United Kingdom

The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the UK is alarming, with certain ethnic and socioeconomic groups considered particularly vulnerable.


Apathy could predict onset of dementia years before other symptoms

New research has shown that apathy—a lack of interest or motivation—could predict the onset of some forms of dementia many years before symptoms start, offering a 'window of opportunity' to treat the disease at an early stage


Vitamin D the clue to more Autism spectrum disorder in boys

A deficiency in Vitamin D on the mother's side could explain why Autism spectrum disorder is three times more common in boys, say researchers from The University of Queensland.


Different forms of sugar impact hunger-suppressing hormones in young adults

This study showed that when young adults consumed drinks containing sucrose, they produced lower levels of appetite-regulating hormones than when they consumed drinks containing glucose.


Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death

Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of suffering from premature death and a wide range of illnesses later in life.


Young people with autism show cognitive gains from childhood to early adult life

This is the first study to show that early language regression affects IQ trajectory.


Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations.....IN MICE

Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a new study has found.


Autism study suggests connection between repetitive behaviors, gut problems

In children with autism, repetitive behaviors and gastrointestinal problems may be connected, new research has found.


Study finds 10 metabolites associated with risk of stroke

A new analysis of recent studies has found that the levels of 10 metabolites detected in the blood are associated with a person's risk of stroke.


Study reveals connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels

This study suggests that it doesn't matter how much vitamin D you get through sunlight or supplementation, nor how much your body can store. It matters how well your body is able to metabolize that into active vitamin D


Gut microbes: The key to normal sleep.... IN MICE

This detailed study in mice revealed the extent to which bacteria can change the environment and contents of the intestines, which ultimately impacts behaviors like sleep.