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People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.

2 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sesame allergy is more common than previously known

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

How hangovers reduce brain function

Hangovers reduce brain function and memory, according to new research.

1 August 2019 - The Conversation - Are there certain foods you can eat to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease?

The oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's disease can be reduced by physical activity and a hefty dose of antioxidants in the diet.

1 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Blueberries aid healthy ageing, studies suggest

A collection of new studies provides insight into how consumption of blueberries can contribute to healthy ageing.

1 August 2019 - Science Daily - Strong evidence for causal link between obesity and multiple diseases

New research presents the strongest evidence yet of a causal relationship between obesity and a wide range of serious conditions.

Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby's brain development - with more choline

Research finds that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.

Midwives and nurse-midwives may underestimate the dangers of prenatal alcohol use

No amount of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe, and yet many nurses who provide prenatal care are failing to communicate the dangers.

ADHD supplements: Are they effective?

Research shows that people with ADHD often have lower levels of certain vitamins and minerals.

29 July 2019 - Science Daily - Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety

A new study suggests that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain.

29 July 2019 - The Conversation - Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?

There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels.

29 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Tart cherry juice may juice up the brain

Polyphenol-rich Montmorency cherry juice may help improve cognitive performance in older adults.

26 July 2019 - Science Daily - Exposure to common chemicals in plastics linked to childhood obesity

Exposure to common chemicals in plastics and canned foods may play a role in childhood obesity, according to a new study.

26 July 2019 - Science Daily - America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.

26 July 2019 - Science Codex - Mouse model supports importance of fatty acid balance in chronic disease

Study suggests that it is the ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, rather than the total amount of them, that influences risk of developing chronic disease.

100m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests

Study finds organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community.

24 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat

Changing your diet changes the proteins in your saliva, which in turn changes how you taste certain foods.

24 July 2019 - Science Daily - Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later

Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a new study. The study suggests that these factors may accelerate brain aging by at least a decade.

New research casts doubts on safety of world's most popular artificial sweetener

The world's most widely used artificial sweetener has not been adequately proven to be safe for human consumption, argues a newly published paper from University of Sussex researchers.

Out of my wheelchair and back on my bike: why I’m putting MS diet to the test

"By identifying the key nutrients important to brain health, I redesigned my paleo diet. I wanted to maximise my intake of the nutrients I’d been taking in supplement form – getting them instead directly from the food I ate."