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2 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Doctors need nutrition education, says commentary

In a 2018 survey, 61 percent of physicians reported having little or no training in nutrition.

‘Elegant’ study deepens our understanding of how we respond to EPA & DHA omega-3s

Humans consuming omega-3 supplements can convert EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), but this is only a one-way street, and no retroconversion occurs, says a new study that extends our knowledge of how we respond to supplementation.

Questioning Answers - Roger Moore's eyebrows, ADHD and coeliac disease part 2

Behaviourally defined diagnostic labels such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to rarely exist in some sort of clinical vacuum. Part of that vacuum also potentially encompasses a range of somatic symptoms and/or diagnostic labels.

Brain cells that curb overeating found diminished activity in mice on a high-fat diet

Mouse-based study suggests that brain cells involved in curbing overeating become less active in individuals following a high-fat diet.

27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low-carb 'keto' diet ('Atkins-style') may modestly improve cognition in older adults

Study suggests a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory.

27 June 2019 - The Conversation - You are what you eat – why the future of nutrition is personal

Foods that have comparable nutritional profiles can have very different effects on the microbiome.

27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: study

"Goat milk formula may have strong prebiotic and anti-infection properties, that could protect infants against gastrointestinal infections", researchers claim.

27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Home remedies: Can fish oil supplements treat depression?

Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed.

28 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Autism health challenges could be explained by problem behaviors

Study suggests that certain problem behaviours in children and adolescents with autism might indicate gastrointestinal distress.

26 June 2019 - The Guardian - Growing evidence suggests Parkinson's disease starts in gut

Research shows key proteins in disease can spread from gastrointestinal tract to brain

26 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - New research shows Parkinson's disease origins in the gut

In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found additional evidence that Parkinson's disease originates among cells in the gut and travels up the body's neurons to the brain.

26 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?

Study suggests that drinking coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defence, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.

Zero-calorie sweeteners on trial again

In this study, pregnant and lactating mice were exposed to sucralose and acesulfame-K - a common combination in soda, sports supplements and other sweetened products - and found their pups developed harmful metabolic and gut bacteria changes.

Too much sodium, not enough vitamins and minerals in diets of pregnant women

A new study suggests that many pregnant women are not getting the proper amounts of some vitamins and minerals, even with supplements, while many are getting potentially excessive amounts of sodium.

24 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Microbiome links diet to health

Data suggests that gut microbiome composition influences how diet is metabolized, potentially impacting host health by modulating specific metabolites and their downstream signaling pathways.

23 June 2019 - The Guardian - Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualised, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?

Gut-brain axis may be bridge linking chronic pain with microbiome changes

A Canadian study reveals the gut bacteria’s relationship with chronic pain in findings that identify changes in the gut microbiome in people with fibromyalgia.

20 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism

High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used to increase the shelf life of packaged foods and inhibit mold in commercially processed cheese and bread, reduce the development of neurons in fetal brains.

DHA omega-3 may offer ADHD management potential

Six months of supplementation with high dose omega-3 DHA may help children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggests a new study.

18 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality, increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases, and thus increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.