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27 July 2017 - The Conversation - Does sugar make you sad? New science suggests so

New study shows a link between diets high in sugar and common mental disorders.




26 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Lutein levels linked to a more agile and ‘youthful’ brain: Study

A high intake of lutein appears to slow down cognitive decline, a US study suggests, as findings appear to support previous outcomes linking this nutrient to improved mental health.


25 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Food-based iodine during pregnancy important for child brain development

Low levels of maternal iodine may be linked to reduced brain development at age three, a new study has suggested.


25 July 2017 - Science Daily - Mediterranean-style diets linked to better brain function in older adults

Eating foods included in two healthy diets -- the Mediterranean or the MIND diet -- is linked to a lower risk for memory difficulties in older adults, according to a new study.





20 July 2017 - Healio - Maternal vitamin D level linked to adverse events in childhood development

Children born to mothers with inadequate vitamin D-serum 25(OH)D levels were more likely to have suboptimal gross-motor skills when compared with children born to mothers with adequate levels, according to research recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition.




13 July 2017 - Science Daily - Maternal obesity during pregnancy may be linked to behavioral problems in boys

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.


13 September - Medical News Bulletin - Vitamin D in Pregnancy Linked to Suboptimal Infant Development

Study found that vitamin D level in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. Children born to women with low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are more likely to have suboptimal fine- and gross-motor skills.



10 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Coffee and anti-ageing: Consumption 'contributes to the prevention' of age-related diseases

Coffee consumption has been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits and contribute to improved insulin resistance, according to new research from Japan.