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15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition.

11 October 2019 - Science Daily - Habitual tea drinking modulates brain efficiency: Evidence from brain connectivity evaluation

Study provides the first compelling evidence that tea drinking positively contributes to brain structure by making network organization more efficient.

Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says

Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says.

10 October 2019 - The Conversation - Gut microbes can be picky eaters – here’s why it matters

While we know that people who eat a greater number of different plant-based foods have more diverse, healthier microbiomes, less is known about exactly which bacteria prefer which foods.

9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Autism spectrum disorders linked with excess weight gain in children

A recent meta-analysis revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than other children. On average, 22 out of 100 children with autism were found to have obesity.

People who eat more meals at home have lower levels of harmful PFAS in their bodies

Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging - study.

9 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly reduce depression

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks - study.

9 October 2019 - The Conversation - Is this study legit? 5 questions to ask when reading news stories of medical research

Not all research is equal, and not every research finding should be interpreted in the same way. Nor do all media headlines reflect what was actually studied or found. So how can you tell?

8 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - To fight effects of sleep deprivation, reach for healthy snacks

Researchers find that a better diet is associated with reduced side effects of sleep deprivation.

4 October 2019 - Nutraingredients - Vitamin D ‘one-size-fits-all’ rules queried as optimal levels vary between groups

Recommended vitamin D intake levels vary between countries with optimal levels for one group differing for another group, a review says as it questions the "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.

4 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Can your eating habits keep Alzheimer's at bay?

Research suggests that the MIND diet reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

3 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - High lead levels during pregnancy linked to child obesity, study suggests

Children born to mothers with high lead levels are more than four times as likely to be overweight or obese than children born to mothers with low lead levels.

2 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - Father's obesity in puberty doubles the risk of asthma in his future offspring

Study suggests that obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma, compared with others.

Gut bacteria is key factor in childhood obesity

Gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.

02 October 2019 - Nutraingredients - Blueberries may boost brain function for kids: Study

Regular consumption of a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry drink may improve memory and attention in healthy children, suggests this study.

1 October 2019 - The Conversation - Sugary drinks tax is working: Now it's time to target snacks

Initial results from countries that have introduced a sugary snack tax suggests they have the potential to reduce consumption of sugar and so may help to reduce obesity, diabetes and dental decay in the future.

High-fructose and high-fat diet damages liver mitochondria: Increases fatty-liver disease risk and metabolic syndrome

High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver's ability to properly metabolize fat. This effect is specific to fructose. Indeed, equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver.

Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children

A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy.

Alcohol intake linked to dementia risk

Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk.