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4 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor oral health linked to cognitive decline, perceived stress, studies find

Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline.

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity

Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a BMJ study.

Brain circuit connects feeding and mood in response to stress

An international team has looked into the possibility of crosstalk between eating and mood and discovered a brain circuit in mouse models that connects the feeding and the mood centers of the brain.

Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet

Sad case of 19 year old 'fussy eater' highlights hidden dangers of poor nutrition.

Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'

A poor diet caused a young patient's blindness, according to a case report published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Scientists link 'hunger hormone' to memory in Alzheimer's study

Resistance to the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin in the brain is linked to the cognitive impairments and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease - study

3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Soft drinks, including sugar-free, linked to increased risk of early death

People who regularly consume soft drinks have a higher risk of an early death, researchers have found, with the trend seen for both sugared and artificially sweetened drinks.

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.