Folic acid or vitamin B deficiency amongst mothers-to-be is strongly linked to ‘neural tube defects’ with babies being born with brain, spine and spinal cord problems.
Over a quarter of adults aged 50+ are deficient in vitamin D according to researchers
"People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise," says Professor Cherbuin from the ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing.
Among the many patterns analyzed by researchers in this was that residents of retirement communities who consumed more strawberries were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia. (Note: the research was commissioned by California Strawberry Commission.)
Researchers found a correlation between the glycemic response of study participants after ingesting certain beverages and how they performed in some cognitive tests.
Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood.
There has been a reduction in the marine-derived ingredients fed to farmed salmon, in favour of vegetable substitutes such as soy and rapeseed oil. What effect does this have on the nutritional value of the fish?
Drinking alcohol while pregnant can have a devastating impact on the developing baby, leading to poor cognition and behaviour. But what if a mother drinks before she knows she is pregnant?
Researchers say action for healthier pregnancies and babies means increasing intake of vitamins, being free of smoking and alcohol and keeping to a healthy diet and weight before conception.
In this study, the placentas of rats that consumed alcohol around the time of conception were reduced significantly, with negative health implications.
Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new Pharmavite-sponsored study suggests the two factors may be connected.
High fibre intake during pregnancy is linked with a decreased risk of coeliac disease in children, new research suggests.
Research has suggested that consumption of artificially sweetened food during pregnancy could increase a child's risk for developing asthma, but it is unclear how or why this may occur.
Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease.
On the subject of poor diet and its outcomes, obesity and physical health tend to steal the headlines. However, diet-related cognitive decline and poor memory are every bit as insidious.
Faecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, according to a new study.
Researchers have determined that gum disease (gingivitis) plays a decisive role in whether a person develops Alzheimer's or not.
New research finds "clean eating" is perceived as overwhelmingly positive by young people, but those optimistic impressions of "clean diets" may signal a risk for eating disorders.
Out of 120 school students analyzed by Saudi researchers, academic performance was higher for students classified as moderately or highly active physically. Serum levels of vitamin E were also higher in the more active students.