The oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's disease can be reduced by physical activity and a hefty dose of antioxidants in the diet.
"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.
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.
Eating more calories when stressed may result in gaining more weight than eating the same amount under less stress.
Unconscious over-consumption of ultra-processed foods is often attributed to snacking. But in this study, most of the excess calories were consumed during breakfast and lunch, not as snacks.
Four foods (and one drink) that demonstrate how the common healing claims around the foods we eat don’t always stack up.
Some research suggests that following specific diets - such as elimination diets, the Few Foods diet, and the Mediterranean diet - could play a role in managing ADHD.
City’s Henry programme gives children choices while helping parents maintain boundaries
Increased stress during university examinations is associated with eating a poorer quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, according to a new study.
‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says Felice Jacka, a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?
We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma?
New research suggests that when people boost their fat intake to 40 percent of their daily diet for six months, the number of "good" gut bacteria decreases while "unhelpful" bacteria amounts increases.
An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression.
Increasing how much exercise we get and switching to a healthy diet can also play an important role in treating – and even preventing – depression. This article looks at what should we should eat more of, and what we should avoid, to prevent depression and other mood disorders.
Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving.
Given a choice between indulgent and healthy foods, what will most people pick? The answer may depend on what foods sit nearby on the grocery shelf, suggests new research. Paradoxically, the nearby presence of an indulgent treat such as Snickers or Oreos can cause more people to opt for a healthy food, such as salmon or grapefruit. Context, in other words, affects food choices.
Eating a diet containing foods which are known to promote inflammation – such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats and carbohydrates – makes you around 40% more likely to develop depression.
New figures reveal huge rise in children and young people with diabetes linked to obesity.
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
ITV and Veg Power are joining forces to launch a major new national campaign to change the way people think and feel about vegetables, with the aim of inspiring us all to eat more veg.