As the global burden of aging-related brain diseases, particularly dementia, continues to rise, this research offers promising insights into potential nutritional interventions that could improve brain function during aging.
New research hints at a few ways fatty foods affect cells in the brain, a finding that could help explain the link between a high-fat diet and impaired memory—especially as we age.
"We are aware of the risks of mental health conditions in autistic people, but this new research identifies their risks of physical health conditions too. We need to urgently re-evaluate current health care systems to improve support for autistic people."
This is the first large study to suggest that consuming ultra-processed foods and drinks, particularly those that include artificial sweeteners, could increase the instance of depression
The authors note that to enhance the effectiveness of dietary recommendations and treatments, future research should consistently include both men and women in their studies.
Maternal omega-3 supplementation had significant effects on egg and peanut sensitisation among infants.
"Considering 95% of us snack, and that nearly a quarter of our calories come from snacks, swapping unhealthy snacks such as cookies, crisps and cakes to healthy snacks like fruit and nuts is a really simple way to improve your health."
Anaemia can inhibit brain development and fine motor skills in children and heighten the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and other chronic illnesses in older adults.
"Our study findings suggest that early identification and management of metabolic syndrome could potentially reduce risk of developing dementia later in life..."
The most basic symptoms of anxiety may relate to energy use, and the most direct treatment may be dietary.
There are marked differences between the lipidomes of human milk, infant formula, and animal milk, with notable distinctions between ether lipids that are reflected in the infant plasma lipidome.
Feeding infants formula supplemented with MFGM and lactoferrin for 12 months raised IQ by 5 points at 5 ½ years of age.
Using herbs/spices to enhance the flavour of commonly consumed foods reformulated
to be lower in over consumed dietary components is an acceptable strategy and has the
potential to lower intake of saturated fat and sodium.
"This highlights how food preparation and combinations can affect the absorption of dietary compounds in foods."
"Maternal consumption of emulsifiers may affect offspring health, promoting mild metabolic disarrangements, anxiety-like states and cognitive impairments."
A FAB Research Live Webinar and Q&A session - with Professor Michael A Crawford PhD, FRSB, FRCPath
Culinary medicine programs can be implemented as patient care interventions or experiential nutrition education for students, medical trainees, and health care professionals.
Inflammation is a major factor in the link between diet and many health conditions. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is considered safe, likely to support health and to prevent future chronic conditions.
This new evidence of selective carotenoid and tocopherol deficiencies in the brains of subjects with Alzheimer's disease adds further support to the growing evidence that a greater dietary intake of carotenoids may slow cognitive decline prior to—and possibly following—a diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease.
A gut-friendly approach to nutrition is important for happy and healthy communities both inside and out of your body.