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  • Autism risk determined by health of mom's gut July 18, 2018
    The mother's microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility we could prevent autism by altering expectant moms' diets.
  • Link found between bitter-taste sensitivity and cancer risk July 18, 2018
    High bitter-taste sensitivity is associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer in older British women, according to researchers who conducted a unique study of 5,500 women whose diet, lifestyle and health has been tracked for about 20 years.
  • Omega 3 supplements have little or no heart or vascular health benefit July 17, 2018
    Omega 3 supplements have little or no effect on the risk of heart disease, stroke or death -- according to new research. Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that that it will protect against heart disease. But a new Cochrane review finds that omega 3 supplements […]
  • Researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eating July 17, 2018
    Scientists have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. These neurons, named for the chemical messenger they use to communicate with other brain cells, have previously been shown to be important for […]
  • Mindset during meal planning changes food choices and brain responses to food July 17, 2018
    A simple instruction to change your thinking as mealtime approaches can help cut calories, according to new research. By encouraging study participants to concentrate on different types of information when planning their meal, the experimenters saw portion sizes shift. Adopting a health-focused mindset produced better outcomes than focusing on pleasure or the desire to fill […]
  • Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health July 10, 2018
    Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death. Data pooled from multiple studies show no health benefit of multivitamins.
  • Can fasting improve MS symptoms? July 9, 2018
    People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty. A new trial evaluates whether drastically cutting calories twice a week can change the body's immune environment and the gut microbiome, and potentially change the course of the disease.
  • Teenagers can thank their parents' positive attitude for avoiding obesity July 9, 2018
    Teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mum or dad had a positive attitude during pregnancy, a new study finds.
  • Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury July 6, 2018
    Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study.
  • Web-based support system may help people lose weight and keep it off July 5, 2018
    In a randomized long-term lifestyle change trial, an Internet-based health behavior change support system was effective in improving weight loss and reduction in waist circumference for up to two years.