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29 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition science under fire: Diet trials lack of ‘rigour’ slammed by researchers

Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome measures along the way.

27 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Aerobic exercise and heart-healthy diet may slow development of memory problems

Some experts believe that risk factors for heart disease also are risk factors for dementia and late-life cognitive decline and dementia.

26 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 findings on ADHD kids offers no firm answers to fish oil’s effect

Omega-3 fish oil supplements appear to improve the attention span of children with ADHD, but only in those with low omega-3 levels in the blood, researchers suggest.

25 November 2019 - The Conversation - How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

When someone suffers from celiac disease – a digestive disorder caused by an autoimmune response to gluten – there is a clear link between migraine headaches and gluten.

25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows extra virgin olive oil staves off multiple forms of dementia in mice

Olive oil shown to be effective at staving off various causes of dementia, including tauopathies - characterized by the gradual buildup of an abnormal form of a protein called tau in the brain.

25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents.

21 November 2019 - The Conversation - Omega-3 fish oil as effective as drugs for some children with ADHD

Omega-3 supplementation - and, ideally, through increased fish consumption - has positive impact on behaviour of children with ADHD, says new study.

21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found.

21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Mothers' depression and anxiety linked to unhealthy diets for children

Having symptoms of depression or anxiety could be affecting the way mothers feed their children and could contribute to youngsters developing unhealthy eating habits, a new study has found.

21 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 fatty acids' health benefit linked to stem cell control, researchers find

Researchers discover that a certain cellular appendage senses omega-3s in the diet, with a signal that directly affects production of fat cells, with implications for obesity.

How Does Alcohol Consumption Affect Brain Health?

Heavy drinking is associated with an increased risk for progression to dementia, new research shows

20 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 and asthma: Why seaweed intake may reduce risk - Korean study

A higher consumption of seaweed may be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma among Korean adults, according to a new cross sectional study.

High-fat (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause brain damage in the unborn child

Omega-6 fatty acids in the maternal diet overload the fetal system and impair healthy brain development. Such a mechanism may be behind ADHD, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders.

'High-fat' (Omega-6-rich, Omega-3 deficient) maternal diet can cause life-long changes in the fetal brain

When pregnant women consume diets high in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids, an excess of endocannabinoids is produced which overloads the fetus, and impairs healthy brain development.

15 November 2019 - Futurity - More plants and less meat could cut brain risks later

Sticking to a healthy diet with more plants and less meat in midlife could be associated with a reduced risk of cognitive impairment in old age, researchers report.

Omega-3 may improve brain health in people with heart disease: Study

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements are associated with better brain function in people with coronary artery disease, says new study

14 November 2019 - The Conversation - Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

Dopamine “hits” from eating sugar promote rapid learning to preferentially find more of these foods.

Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health: study.

13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Cholesterol, fat profiles at birth linked to psychological health at age 5

Babies born with high levels of triglycerides and 'bad' cholesterol may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems in childhood, says study.

12 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to obesity during pregnancy

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to new research.