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Nutritional epigenetics education reduces ultra-processed food intake in parents of children with autism and ADHD

Date: 09/02/2024

By the end of the education intervention, parents had changed their minds about their ability to control their child's behaviour through diet.

Higher rates of autism and ADHD in American children may reflect poor diet and toxic exposures

Date: 27/04/2023

Numerous clinical trial data indicate heavy metal exposures and poor diet are the primary epigenetic factors responsible for the autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder epidemics.

Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health

Date: 11/11/2021

Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people

Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations.....IN MICE

Date: 09/12/2020

Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a new study has found.

Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy linked to modifications in infants' DNA

Date: 06/11/2020

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity.

Epigenetic Influences on Depressed Mood: A Concise Review

Date: 11/12/2019

Stress and poor nutrition probably increase risk of developing depressed mood.

26 August 2019 - Science Daily - From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Date: 26/08/2019

Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?

Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life

Date: 11/03/2019

Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.

6 February 2019 - Science Daily - Heavy drinking in teens causes lasting changes in emotional center of brain

Date: 06/02/2019

Lasting changes in the brain caused by drinking that starts in adolescence are the result of epigenetic changes that alter the expression of a protein crucial for the formation and maintenance of neural connections in the amygdala - the part of the brain involved in emotion, fear and anxiety.

Studies raise questions over how epigenetic information is inherited

Date: 29/10/2018

Evidence has been building in recent years that our diet, our habits or traumatic experiences can have consequences for the health of our children -- and even our grandchildren. The explanation that has gained most currency for how this occurs is so-called 'epigenetic inheritance' - patterns of chemical 'marks' on or around our DNA that are hypothesized to be passed down the generations. New research suggests this mechanism of non-genetic inheritance is likely to be very rare.

1 October 2018 - The Scientist - Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children

Date: 01/10/2018

Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.

11 July 2018 - Science Daily - DNA marks in adults tracked back to changes in earliest days of life

Date: 11/07/2018

Scientists have gained a glimpse of how marks on our genes that could be linked to adverse health outcomes in later life behave differently in the first few days after conception, according to new research.

11 April 2018 - Open Access Government - Diet and health: A complex relationship

Date: 11/04/2018

Advances in science and technology and socio-economic and political changes this last century have had a major impact on the way food is produced, processed, distributed and sold, and our eating habits and diets. At the same time, nutrition scientists have been acquiring, organising and communicating evidence about the relationships between our (changing) diets and health.

Prenatal famine drives DNA methylation and adult health six decades later

Date: 31/01/2018

DNA methylation, known to enable the activity of genes and be involved in development and metabolism, plays a key role in the link between prenatal famine exposure and body mass index and adult metabolic health, according to researchers.

What Is Epigenetics - Could the Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy Epigenetically Reduce a Child’s Disease Risk?

Date: 28/11/2017

Research is pointing to the epigenetic benefits of abiding by a Mediterranean diet while pregnant. The main components of this diet might protect the fetus from developing diseases later in life.

The Conversation - Eating oily fish during pregnancy could prevent schizophrenia in the child, new study suggests

Date: 07/09/2017

Getting enough DHA during pregnancy may protect against schizophrenia-like symptoms in offspring.

9 August 2017 - Nutraingredients - Inter-generational malnutrition: Grandparents diet and health also impact baby

Date: 09/08/2017

Malnourishment during pregnancy could have an effect on the weight of future generations, says a new study. Meaning the health of our grandmothers could affect our own growth.

14 March 2017 - BBC News - B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

Date: 14/03/2017

B vitamin supplementation may offer significant protection against the damaging effects of air pollution on health.

Prenatal Nutritional Deficiency and Psychosis: Where Do We Go From Here?

Date: 22/02/2017

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.