Study suggests that obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma, compared with others.
Gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.
Regular consumption of a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry drink may improve memory and attention in healthy children, suggests this study.
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 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.
A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy.
Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk.
A lifelong dietary regimen of choline supplements holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease, says mouse-based study.
There are 157 organisms that form the 'baseline biome' of a healthy human gut, according to new research.
Linoleic acid might protect against asthma, and such knowledge may help researchers identify new interventions for asthma.
Three new studies highlight the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children.
Prof Jean Golding has been tracking the ‘Children of the 90s’ for nearly 30 years, most recently finding a 50% increase in rates of prenatal depression.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) recommended for treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), says International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR).
Adults are still consuming too many low-quality carbohydrates and more saturated fat than recommended, according to a new report.
Current obesity rates in adults in the United States could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a new study.
Industry has unduly influenced the regulations for TV advertising of unhealthy foods to children, likely weakening legislation in this area, argue doctors in an analysis, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Adolescents exposed before birth to pro-oxidant toxins such as air pollution and smoking), along with essential nutrients, but not antioxidants such as vitamin C, are prone to teenage asthma and allergic disease, says study.
New study finds that sodium and potassium levels - reflections of a person's typical diet - may be predictors of future depression in teens.
There is a link between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory, according to this animal-based study.
The timing of anaemia - a common condition in late pregnancy - can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to new study. Researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children.