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6 March 2017 - The Conversation - How diets high in sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain

A lot of research has been conducted to establish the risks that a high energy diet – high in saturated fat and sugar – poses to our health. The most common known results of such diets include obesity, heart disease and diabetes, but research suggests that a diet high in fat and sugar can also have a significant impact on our cognition – the way we learn, remember, and think.


6 March 2017 - MedicalXpress - How mood and eating behaviour are connected

How do food and emotions link? Which emotions lead to overeating? International research groups examine the eating habits of healthy and bulimic individuals.




3 March 2017 - Nutraingedients - Gut bacteria impacts intestine and behaviour in IBS patients

Gut bacteria appears to alter intestinal as well as behavioural patterns in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in a discovery that points to the strength of microbiota-directed therapies.









23 February 2017 - The Guardian - Forget five a day, eat 10 portions of fruit and veg to cut risk of early death

Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could prevent up to 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say scientists.


23 February 2017 - BBC News - Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.




22 February 2017 - JAMA Network - Prenatal Nutritional Deficiency and Psychosis: Where Do We Go From Here?

Researchers report that extremely inadequate gestational weight gain is linked to nonaffective psychosis in offspring. This result is concordant with several previous studies designed as natural experiments that linked prenatal maternal famine to offspring nonaffective psychosis.


22 February 2017 - MedicalXpress - Fighting malnutrition with education

In a recent study published in Frontier in Nutrition, the research team identified the criteria and guiding concepts to be applied in the academic training of human nutrition.