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03 July 2017 - The Conversation - How slimming became an obsession with women in post-war Britain

Surprisingly, weight-loss diets in the 1950s and 1960s were not too dissimilar from today’s diets. In the 1950s the focus was on minimising carbohydrates, and in the 1960s it was on low-fat, low-calorie meals.


3 July 2017 - MedicalXpress - High-prevalence mental health disorders cost society billions

New research puts a price on high-prevalence mental health conditions.



30 June 2017 - Nutraingredients - Brain-impaired elderly subjects appear to most benefit from cocoa flavanols: Review

Flavanol-rich chocolate is well known for its beneficial effect on the brain, but a review by Italian researchers point towards its neuroprotective effects in vulnerable populations over time.


29 June 2017 - Frontiers - Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats - they are good for your cognition

Researchers have examined the available literature for the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. It turns out that cognitive performance was improved by a daily intake of cocoa flavanols.








19 June 2017 - MedicalXpress - Treating autism by targeting the gut

Experts have called for large-scale studies into altering the make-up of bacteria in the gut, after a review showed that this might reduce the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


19 June 2017 - Nutraingredients - Supplementation and dietary changes have 'limited effect' on chronic fatigue syndrome

Supplementation and other dietary modifications have a largely limited effect on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms, according to an Australian review.