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3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Diet's effect on gut bacteria could play role in reducing Alzheimer's risk

Following a certain type of diet could affect the gut microbiome in ways that decrease the risk of Alzheimer's disease - new study.

3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Vitamin D: How much is too much of a good thing?

Research suggests there is no benefit in taking high doses of vitamin D

3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insights: Dementia, risk, risk reduction, and translation into practice

Depression, obesity and hypertension are amongst the exacerbating factors for dementia - evidence from studies worldwide.

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a new diagnosis in the DSM-5, and was previously referred to as “Selective Eating Disorder.”

29 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - New gut-brain connection discovery helps explain overeating

A previously unknown gut-brain connection revealed in mice could help explain why humans continue eating and gain weight.

Study links low vitamin D levels in young kids to aggression in adolescents

New study suggests vitamin D deficiency might lead to aggressive behavior in adolescents.

Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency

The pressure to move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet has several nutritional drawbacks. This article looks at how it will worse the already-low intake of essential nutrient choline, involved in brain health.

28 August 2019 - The Conversation - Why a glass of red wine is good for your gut

Kings College team state: "Our new research also adds support to the idea that a small glass of red wine a day might actually be beneficial to your health – specifically to your gut bacteria."

Recent study devises “omega-3 calculator” to help researcher determine proper EPA and DHA doses

Researchers' model equation might make it possible to determine how much omega-3 EPA and DHA is needed to elevate the omega-3 index to the desired level.

Could we be overlooking a potential choline crisis in the United Kingdom?

The risk of choline inadequacies, either due to low habitual intake or gene polymorphisms, is particularly concerning at key stages of the life cycle such as pregnancy and lactation.

High fat 'fast food' diet during pregnancy slows learning in offspring, rat study suggests

In a rat-based study, pregnant individuals fed a high fat diet had offspring with unhealthy brain development and metabolism.

'High-fat' diet in utero protects against Alzheimer's later, study shows in mice

A high-fat diet in mothers-to-be may reduce chances of Alzheimer's disease in their children.

Excess body fat increases the risk of depression

The more fat we carry, the greater the probability of developing depression, new research concludes.

26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?

23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study shows frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice

For the first time, scientists set out to examine the impact of frying oil consumption on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer, using animal models.

23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic helps breast-fed babies beat antibiotic-resistant germs, study says

It's possible to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.

21 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.

Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence - study

20 August 2019 - Nutraingredients - Micronutrients affect gut bacteria associated with ADHD in small but promising study

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.

Could fluoride be bad for your baby during pregnancy?

Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues.