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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 - Nutraingredients - Are male vegetarians more likely to be depressed than meat-eaters?

Vegetarian men are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms than omnivores, according to a new study published in Journal of Affective Disorders.


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.





16 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dietary fibre helps ‘good’ bacteria win battle of the microbiome

Feeding beneficial gut bacteria with fibre appears to help a signalling mechanism which limits the growth of harmful pathogens, according to a new study published in Science.



14 August 2017 - Futurity - Sweet, low-calorie foods confuse our metabolism

A food’s sweet taste, not just its calorie count, determines both how the metabolism reacts and the brain’s understanding of its nutritional content, new research suggests.





9 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Inter-generational malnutrition: Grandparents diet and health also impact baby

Malnourishment during pregnancy could have an effect on the weight of future generations, says a new study. Meaning the health of our grandmothers could affect our own growth.


9 August 2017 - Science Daily - You are what your grandmother ate: Intergenerational impacts of prenatal nourishment

A new study shows that parents' own prenatal environment has a detectable impact on their children's weight. Mothers who were malnourished in the womb tend to produce smaller babies, while a father's malnourishment in utero results in his offspring being smaller by the time they are 2 years old.