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17 March 2019 - Psych Central - New Study Shows How Motivation Affects Diet

A new study suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily.

16 March 2019 - The Guardian - Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma?

15 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Components in carrots, green tea could reverse Alzheimer's symptoms, study says

Researchers recently conducted a study to determine how diet can impact Alzheimer's Disease. They specifically examined two compounds: epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a key ingredient in green tea, and ferulic acid (FA), which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats.

14 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Expectant mothers can prevent fetal brain problems caused by the flu, study finds

Choline, a vitamin-like essential nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and flu.

14 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - More vitamin D may improve memory but too much may slow reaction time

How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much?

14 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study.

12 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

New study suggests that older people who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly could reduce odds of mild cognitive impairment by 50 percent.

11 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life

Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.

8 March 2019 - Nutraingredients - ‘Limited’ methods: Expert urges caution over study claiming 'supplements can't prevent depression'

New clinical trial data seems to suggest certain supplements will not help the prevention of depression. However, FAB's Dr Alex Richardson warns that the study in question has several serious limitations, and some coverage may be over-stating the findings.

8 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.

7 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests MIND diet reduces the risk of dementia

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment.

6 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Heart-healthy diets in early adulthood linked to better brain function in middle age

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance in middle age, according to a new study.

5 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Nutritional supplements cannot prevent depression, research shows

A daily intake of nutritional supplements won't help stave off the onset of depression, a new study has revealed.

5 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a new study.

5 March 2019 - Nutraingredients - Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

The right amount of magnesium may be needed to optimise vitamin D levels, says a new study that highlights how different nutrients work together to boost health and wellness.

27 February 2019 - Science Daily - Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies have examined the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on the brain. Now, researchers have shown that in rats, the joint use of tobacco and alcohol could increase neural damage in particular brain regions.

27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Adequate prenatal omega-3 intake can vastly lower preterm birth risk: DSM expert

Danger of spontaneous pre-term births can be reduced by implementing omega-3 supplementation early on in pregnancy - summary of presentation given at the 2019 NutraIngredients Omega-3 Summit

27 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal vitamins might lower risk of second child with autism

Something as simple as taking prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy might lower the odds of having a second child with autism.

27 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - High-dose B vitamin supplementation may support brain health and disease prevention: Blackmores-backed RCT

Researchers conducted an RCT to assess the direct impact of six months of high-dose B vitamin supplementation on metabolic blood and neural biomarkers.

26 February 2019 - Science Daily - Maternal smoking during pregnancy increases risk of ADHD among offspring up to 3-fold

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing ADHD later in life, according to a new study. Globally, it is the first study in which the connection between fetal nicotine exposure and diagnosis of ADHD was shown by measuring cotinine levels from pregnant maternal serum specimens.