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The Number-One Worst Food for Your Brain

Date: 27/11/2023

Hint: It's not really a food at all.

Ultra-processed food linked to higher risk of depression, research finds

Date: 20/09/2023

This is the first large study to suggest that consuming ultra-processed foods and drinks, particularly those that include artificial sweeteners, could increase the instance of depression

New study links long-term artificial sweetener intake to increased body fat adipose tissue volume

Date: 03/08/2023

"This study showed that habitual, long-term intake of total and individual artificial sweetener intakes are related to greater volumes of adipose tissue, commonly known as body fat....."

The truth about emulsifiers: are they destroying our gut health?

Date: 29/06/2023

The E numbers in food make bread softer and ice-cream silkier. But there is growing concern about how they might affect our microbiome.

Can we train our taste buds for health? A neuroscientist explains how genes and diet shape taste

Date: 16/06/2023

Our ability to sense sweetness, as well as other tastes, involves a delicate dance between our genetic makeup and the foods we encounter from the womb to the dinner table.

Chemical found in common sweetener damages DNA

Date: 31/05/2023

A new study finds a chemical formed when we digest a widely used sweetener is "genotoxic," meaning it breaks up DNA.

Study shows how human immune cells react to non-nutritive sweeteners

Date: 16/05/2023

"Our results suggest that even an average non-nutritive sweetener intake can affect immune cells in the blood."

WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners

Date: 15/05/2023

Artificial sweeteners, used to replace sugar in a vast range of products, do not help in losing weight and can have serious health effects, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO: Artificial sweeteners have no weight-loss benefit, may raise health risks

Date: 15/05/2023

The World Health Organization has come out against the use of non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) as a means to control weight or limit noncommunicable sickness.

Is there an association between the consumption of ultra-processed food and adverse microbiota-gut-brain axis implications?

Date: 25/04/2023

Ultra-processed food may impact gut microbiota, potentially causing metabolic imbalances and inflammation, increasing the likelihood of disrupting the neural network.

More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain

Date: 02/03/2023

Sugar sweetened beverage consumption promotes higher BMI and body weight in both children and adults, underscoring the importance of dietary guidance and public policy strategies to limit intake.

Study finds common artificial sweetener linked to higher rates of heart attack and stroke

Date: 27/02/2023

"Our study shows that when participants consumed an artificially sweetened beverage with an amount of erythritol found in many processed foods, markedly elevated levels in the blood are observed for days—levels well above those observed to enhance clotting risks"

A mother's ultra-processed food intake may be linked to obesity risk in her children

Date: 05/10/2022

Maternal consumption of ultra-processed food during the child rearing period was associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in offspring, independent of maternal and offspring lifestyle risk factors.

Low-calorie sugar substitute consumption during adolescence appears to impair memory later in life

Date: 29/09/2022

A new study reveals low-calorie sugar substitutes may take a heavy toll on the developing brain and gut.

8 Foods That Contribute to Anxiety and Depression

Date: 26/08/2022

Individuals reporting higher intakes of ultra-processed foods (UPF) were significantly more likely to report mild depression, more mentally unhealthy and more anxious days, according to this new study.

Sweetness that comes at a price: Sugar substitutes may affect the human body in unanticipated ways

Date: 21/08/2022

A controlled trial suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners affect the human gut microbes and may alter glucose metabolism; the effects vary greatly among individuals

How to boost your mood through food

Date: 30/03/2022

Foods high in sugar, refined flour or saturated fats activate inflammation, which is strongly linked to depression.

Artificial Sweeteners during pregnancy may affect baby's microbiome and increase obesity risk

Date: 17/01/2022

A new study investigates the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity. Pregnant rats fed with stevia or aspartame gave birth to pups that had a higher risk of obesity and specific changes in their gut microbiome. The findings highlight the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy.

Your gut senses the difference between real sugar and artificial sweetener

Date: 13/01/2022

Many people struggle with sugar cravings, and now we have a better understanding of how the gut senses sugars (and why artificial sweeteners don't curb those cravings)

How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?

Date: 11/01/2022

A neuroscientist explains how research indicates that consumption of sugary food is associated with mental distress – such as anxiety and depression – and disrupted sleep.