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13 September - Medical News Bulletin - Vitamin D in Pregnancy Linked to Suboptimal Infant Development

Study found that vitamin D level in pregnancy is associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in the offspring. Children born to women with low levels of vitamin D in pregnancy are more likely to have suboptimal fine- and gross-motor skills.


11 July 2017 - NewsMaxHealth - Coffee Linked to Lower Death Risk

Coffee addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth living, but the habit may also help them live longer, according to two major international studies.


10 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Coffee and anti-ageing: Consumption 'contributes to the prevention' of age-related diseases

Coffee consumption has been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits and contribute to improved insulin resistance, according to new research from Japan.


6 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Time to change vitamin D guidelines?

New research suggesting vitamin D3 is twice as effective as vitamin should turn current guidance ‘on its head’, say those behind the study.


6 July 2017 - Food Navigator - Sugar in pregnancy linked to childhood asthma and allergy

High intake of sugar during pregnancy could increase risk of childhood allergy and allergic asthma, according to a new large-scale study.


5 July 2017 - Science Daily - Brain's immune cells may drive overeating and weight gain

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a new study in mice.


5 July 2017 - Science Daily - Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.




4 July 2017 - Nutraingredients - Could coffee curb cognitive disorders?

Drinking between one and two cups of coffee per day could help prevent cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers.



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.