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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.




5 July 2017 - Science Daily - Brain's immune cells may drive overeating and weight gain

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice.


5 July 2017 - Science Daily - Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.