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.
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.
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.
"Net result: encouraging findings with the need for more study; also with a nice focus on effect sizes too".
Geneticist Steve Jones, formerly a sceptic, says the case for Vitamin D supplements is overwhelming
Omega-6 linoleic acid can promote inflammation and may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Fish and shellfish consumption should be encouraged for children, according to a technical report.
Mouse-based research finds a possible link between the gut microbiome in infants and the development of allergies.
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.
Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research.
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.
Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, new study suggests.
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.
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.
Ultra-processed foods lead people to eat more and put on weight, the first trial to assess their impact suggests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.