A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes - while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data in order to measure the diet's potential benefits.
US research discovers 35% increase in levels of chemical linked to disease in those who dined at restaurants the previous day.
For decades the food industry has played on our desire to fit in, a strategy that has already stealthily altered our eating habits. We've been persuaded that a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack are part of everyone's day, and that it's normal to have frozen pizza and ready-meals in your shopping trolley, and you don't watch television in the evening without a snack to hand.
A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us.
Piglets from choline-deficient mothers have smaller brains with less grey and white matter.
Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health - and they should be taught more.
A new book by Scott C. Anderson details the microbiome and the brain. Studying and changing the microbiome to affect health has become the newest frontier of medicine, both via legitimate, evidenced-base practices and some quackadoodles cashing in on the latest fad.
The food preferences of different bacteria in our guts may have major implications for our own digestive health, say researchers.
A scientific paper has revealed that some nutrients found in food may help reduce the symptoms of psychotic illness, when used in the early stages of treatment.
Researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.
While the adverse effects of antibiotic use on the human microbiome are well documented, other commonly used medicines may also have a similar impact, warn researchers.
Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breast feeding may be related to an unusual pattern of brain development that can lead to differences in social behaviour of children in later life, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology.
New research demonstrates a link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) symptoms and lower thyroid hormone levels. Published in Frontiers in Endocrinology, the study indicates that CFS, a condition with unknown causes, can be explained by lower thyroid hormones - but may be distinct from thyroidal disease. This finding can be seen as a first step to finding treatment for a debilitating illness for which there is no recognized treatment.
What makes certain people more prone to moments of aggressive behaviour? And how can we better manage those moments? To accurately answer these questions, we need to distinguish between two different types of aggression.
Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one's sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice.
People are turning to foods that contain low-calorie sweeteners to give them the sweet taste they enjoy, without the risk of gaining weight. However, new research from George Washington University in the US suggests that artificial sweeteners may actually increase a person’s risk of becoming obese.
Calls for mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid have been reignited after a UK government survey found over 90% of women of childbearing age are folate deficient.
Babies fed soy-based formula may have 'subtle changes' in reproductive tissues, warn researchers who say long-term follow-ups are needed.
Placebo-controlled trials that limit supplementation potentially place people at risk of undue harm, warn researchers. It is essential to balance the need for identifying significant treatment effects against ensuring that patients are not harmed by being denied access to therapeutic treatment, say the review authors writing in Nutrients.
A new study finds children born to mothers who had a larger waist size before pregnancy may be more likely to have autism than those whose mothers had a smaller pre-pregnancy waist.