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6 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Fighting dust-mite allergies with fish oil

Kids born to mums who'd taken high doses of fish oil in pregnancy were less likely to have some types of allergies, Adelaide researchers have found.


5 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to schizophrenic symptoms in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a process through which changes in nutrition during early mouse pregnancy lead to offspring that develop schizophrenic-like symptoms as adults.


4 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - 1 in 5 children in the U.S. enter school overweight or obese, researchers find

About 17 percent of children in the United States are obese, according to federal health statistics. That's a sobering statistic for parents to ponder as September marks National Childhood Obesity Month.




30 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Lutein-rich avocados may support eye health, boost memory & attention

Consuming avocados may boost sustained attention, working memory, and problem solving in healthy people, says a new study.


30 August 2017 - MedicalXpress - Healthy glucose levels the key to a healthy ageing brain

New research has found blood glucose levels even at the normal range can have a significant impact on brain atrophy in ageing.






28 August 2017 - Science Daily - Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy has on infant size.


25 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Gut-brain axis: Gene regulation may be link between gut bacteria and anxiety

The trillions of microbes in our gut can have a dramatic influence on microRNAs that regulate gene expression in parts of the brain including those related to fear and anxiety, new data suggests.


23 August 2017 - MedicalXpress - Linking mental health and the gut microbiome

Better understanding the gastrointestinal microbiome may help psychiatrists treat mental health disorders such as depression, highlights a review in Frontiers in Psychiatry.


23 August 2017 - ADDitude - New Evidence: Omega-3s Improve Attention, Hyperactivity, Cognitive Function

A large meta-analysis strengthens the long-standing conclusion that children and teens with ADHD benefit from taking regular omega-3 supplements.


22 August 2017 - MedicalXpress - Brain's self-regulation in teens at risk for obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting "food cues," researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's "self-regulation" system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity.



21 August 2017 - Science Daily - What is the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?

New research estimates the global prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among children and youth.