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25 September 2019 - The Guardian - How a pioneering study of child health has influenced a generation of parents

Prof Jean Golding has been tracking the ‘Children of the 90s’ for nearly 30 years, most recently finding a 50% increase in rates of prenatal depression.


25 September 2019 - Medscape - Omega-3s Recommended as Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) recommended for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), says International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR).


24 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - 'Report card' on diet trends: Low-quality carbs account for 42 percent of a day's calories

Adults are still consuming too many low-quality carbohydrates and more saturated fat than recommended, according to a new report.


23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Today's obesity epidemic may have been caused by childhood sugar intake decades ago

Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study.


23 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Industry has unduly influenced TV advertising regs on restricting unhealthy kids' foods

Industry has unduly influenced the regulations for TV advertising of unhealthy foods to children, likely weakening legislation in this area, argue doctors in an analysis, published in the online journal BMJ Open.


20 September 2019 - Pulmonology Advisor - Prenatal Oxidative Balance Affects Allergic Disease and Asthma into Adolescence

Adolescents exposed before birth to pro-oxidant toxins such as air pollution and smoking), along with essential nutrients, but not antioxidants such as vitamin C, are prone to teenage asthma and allergic disease, says study.


19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Junk food diet may predict future depression symptoms in teens

New study finds that sodium and potassium levels - reflections of a person's typical diet - may be predictors of future depression in teens.


19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, study finds

There is a link between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory, according to this animal-based study.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

The timing of anaemia - a common condition in late pregnancy - can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to new study. Researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children

Experts recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk in new, comprehensive beverage recommendations for young children. Sugary drinks, including milkshakes, and artificial sweetener-enhanced drinks - not to mention caffeine and energy drinks - are definitely NOT recommended.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - How sleepless nights compromise the health of your gut

Researchers discover that a group of immune cells, known to be strong contributors to gut health, is directly controlled by the brain's circadian clock.


18 September 2019 - Science Daily - Despite growing burden of diet-related disease, medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review.


16 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - How gut bacteria negatively influences blood sugar levels

Millions of people around the world experience serious blood sugar problems which can cause diabetes, but a world first study is revealing how gut bacteria impact the normally feel good hormone serotonin to negatively influence blood sugar levels.


12 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New study on omega-3 fatty acid supplements and preterm birth prevention

Taking high dose of omega-3 fatty acids does not reduce the risk of preterm births per se, but it depends on the existing levels in each individual, says research.


12 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Humans more unique than expected when it comes to digesting fatty meals

"We looked at the inflammatory reactions of 20 volunteers at 0, 3 and 6 hours after eating a meal containing 38 percent fat and their responses were completely unique. Like snowflakes, no two were exactly the same."


12 September 2019 - Science Daily - Projected declines in global DHA availability for human consumption as a result of global warming

By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 DHA fatty acid, according to a study.


12 September 2019 - Futurity - Tea drinkers may get some protection against brain decline

Regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions - something associated with healthy cognitive function - compared to non-tea drinkers, according to new research.


11 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Vitamin D may reduce risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and more

Supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may reduce the risk of pre‐eclampsia, gestational diabetes, low birthweight and severe postpartum hemorrhage, study suggests.


11 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows Mediterranean diet associated with better cognitive function in older adults

According to results of a five-year study, a "Mediterranean diet" is associated with less cognitive decline over five years in older American adults.


10 September 2019 - PsychCentral - Do Nutrient Supplements Have Any Effect on Mental Disorders?

A growing number of studies have examined the benefits of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders. But which supplements have been proven to work - and for which disorders?