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Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother's intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment

During pregnancy, the maternal gut microbiota could potentially influence not only the health of the mother but the health of the developing offspring as well.

Vitamin E is needed for nervous system development: Study

Why is vitamin E necessary for brain health?

New study links combination of two sugars in high fructose corn syrup to heart health risks

Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone.

Study: Astaxanthin and Vitamin E offer cognitive benefits

Can Astaxanthin and Vitamin E improve your memory?

Good nutrition can contribute to keeping COVID-19 and other diseases away

Can a poor diet cause a dysfunctional immune system?

Iodine supplements needed to boost low levels in women post-pregnancy: Study

Iodine status in pregnant and post-partum women is insufficient according to a new Norwegian study.

Pesco-Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting may lower heart disease risk

Is the Pesco-Mediterranean diet with daily time-restricted eating an ideal cardioprotective diet?

Vitamin B1 deficiency a key factor in the development of alcohol-related dementia

What is the relationship between alcohol dependency and vitamin B1 deficiency?

Failure of Omega-3s to Prevent, Slow Alzheimer's Explained?

Much higher doses of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than initially thought may be required to effectively fight Alzheimer's disease (AD)

Offspring of Mice Fed Imbalanced Diets Shown to Be Neurologically ‘Programmed’ for Obesity

Prenatal diet could increase the risk of unhealthy eating and obesity in the offspring

Unique antibody profile sets gluten sensitivity apart from coeliac disease

A new study of the antibodies produced by people with gluten sensitivity may lead to a better way to detect the condition and treat it.

Junk food linked to age-marker in chromosomes: study

A new study suggests that diet is a factor in driving cells to age faster

Time for a Paradigm Shift on Food and Mood

Healthy eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet, are associated with better mental health than “unhealthy” eating patterns, such as the Western diet.

Physiological test for autism proves effective independent of co-occurring conditions

Progress in classification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) via blood measures - latest results consistent with a potential role for nutrition.

Higher omega-3 DHA levels linked to less lung inflammation, lower ILD risk

Increased levels of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are associated with a lower risk of hospitalizations due to interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a new population-based cohort study.

Researchers argue health care systems should use 'food as medicine' interventions

The world is facing an epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases with one in five deaths attributed to a suboptimal diet, more than any other risk factor including tobacco.

Frequent Soft Drink Consumption May Make Adolescents More Aggressive

Could reducing soda consumption during adolescence help curb aggressive behaviors?

Review finds vitamin D and some minerals might benefit fibromyalgia sufferers

A new review has found some promise for the use of vitamin D and mineral supplementation to support fibromyalgia sufferers. There was less evidence in favor of vitamins C and E and probiotics, however.

Excessive fructose consumption may cause a leaky gut, leading to fatty liver disease

Excessive consumption of fructose—a sweetener ubiquitous in the American diet—can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Melatonin linked to improved brain function in child concussion

Melatonin could improve brain functions related to sleep quality in children recovering from concussion, according to a University of Queensland study. Using the latest brain mapping techniques, researchers examined Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans from 62 children before and after taking melatonin or a placebo in a randomized clinical trial.