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16 August 2019 - The Conversation - No, eating chocolate won't cure depression

Following a recent study that attracted widespread media attention, you'd be forgiven for thinking that eating dark chocolate was linked to reduced symptoms of depression. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.


2 August 2019 - Science Daily - People who eat dark chocolate less likely to be depressed

Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, finds a new study looking at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.


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.


9 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition

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.


2 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories

Children and teens who drink soft drinks containing sugar or sugar-substitutes add about 200 extra calories compared to those who don't. Nothing earth-shattering in this research, which serves to underline the health benefits of avoiding sodas and suchlike.


30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests no direct link between drinking sugar sweetened drinks and higher energy consumption or BMI in children

A nationally representative UK survey of children (aged 4-10 years old) has found no strong/direct link between drinking sugar sweetened beverages and greater energy consumption or higher BMI.


19 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - A nutty solution for improving brain health

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia.


16 March 2019 - The Guardian - Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

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?


21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults

New study links poor mental health with poor diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level.


7 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Diets in decline: Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies on the rise

Intakes of most vitamins and minerals have taken a nosedive since 2008, leading to an increase in deficiencies of key nutrients including vitamin A, fibre and iron, according to the UK’s latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey.


6 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 intakes among ‘vulnerable populations’ well below recommended levels: Study

Intakes of long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA amongst pregnant women in the USA was found to be less than one-fifth of the recommended 520 mg/day EPA+DHA, according to data published in Nutrients.


30 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Any way you slice it, nutrition studies are controversial

Two nutrition specialists met to debate a controversial statement: Most studies on the effect of nutrition and diet are false.



16 November 2018 - Nutrition Insight - Sugar crash? Alarming levels of sugar in milkshakes, UK lobby group says

Milkshakes with “alarmingly high” levels of sugar are being sold across UK high street restaurants and fast food chains, according to a survey by UK lobby group Action on Sugar.


2 November 2018 - Science Daily - How diet impacts health and well-being

From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to no heart disease. They have minimal hypertension, low prevalence of obesity and and their cholesterol levels are relatively healthy. And those factors don't seem to change with age.


16 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Adequate consumption of 'longevity' vitamins could prolong healthy aging, nutrition scientist says

A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that play previously unrecognized roles in promoting longevity and in staving off chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and, potentially, neurodegeneration.


5 October 2018 - MedicalXpress - Digital marketing exposure increases energy drink usage among young adults

Energy drinks represent a new category of nonalcoholic beverage with global sales of over USD 50 billion. Containing caffeine as a main ingredient, energy drinks are a central part of partying and sporting culture. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that digital marketing of energy drinks was more persuasive with young adults than other marketing methods.


13 August 2018 - Nutraingredients - Micronutrient gaps in childbearing years ‘concerning,’ survey stresses

Females and younger adults in the UK appear to be vulnerable to micronutrient shortfalls, a concern given this life period includes the conception and childbearing years, new survey’s author warns.


2 August 2018 - The Conversation - Keto diet: a dietitian on what you need to know

The keto diet is one of a series of fashionable low carb diets that include the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet and the Zone diet. There are hundreds of people selling ketogenic diet plans available - but what exactly is it, what nutritional and physical implications does it entail, and is it actually any good?


18 July 2018 - Nutraingredients - Consider a vitamin D supplement alongside breastfeeding, UK government report suggests

Breastfed infants up to 12 months should receive a daily vitamin D supplement according to a report by the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) that details feeding in the first year of life.