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Prenatal exposure to organochlorine chemicals linked to increased odds of autism in children

Prenatal exposure to organochlorine chemicals linked to increased odds of autism in children

Chemicals used in certain pesticides and as insulating material banned in the 1970s may still be haunting us, according to new research that suggests links between higher levels of exposure during pregnancy and significantly increased odds of autism spectrum disorder in children. [More]
Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life - adolescence and post-menopause - can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research from Purdue University. [More]
Study challenges widely-held assumption that larger athletes need more protein

Study challenges widely-held assumption that larger athletes need more protein

Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance exercise. [More]
Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Food provides us with a variety of substances we need to maintain life. These substances are essential nutrients and are classified as macronutrients (water, protein, fats, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). [More]
New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

New recommendations offer evidence-based strategies to help teenagers avoid obesity and eating disorders

A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. [More]
Researchers identify tantalizing target in fight against aggressive form of lung cancer

Researchers identify tantalizing target in fight against aggressive form of lung cancer

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a flaw in the armor of the most aggressive form of lung cancer, a weakness that doctors may be able to exploit to slow or even stop the disease. [More]
New study reports long-lasting cognitive impairments in mice after chemotherapy treatment

New study reports long-lasting cognitive impairments in mice after chemotherapy treatment

Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. [More]
Study links Omega 6 fatty acid in adipose tissue to lower mortality among older men

Study links Omega 6 fatty acid in adipose tissue to lower mortality among older men

In a study from Uppsala University, published in the American journal JAMA Cardiology, the fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year period. [More]
Experts suggest leaky gut syndrome could be cause for stomach problems among Olympic competitors

Experts suggest leaky gut syndrome could be cause for stomach problems among Olympic competitors

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes' village in Rio, despite a number complaining of upset stomachs. [More]
Poor prenatal nutrition may be linked to ADHD symptoms and conduct problems in children

Poor prenatal nutrition may be linked to ADHD symptoms and conduct problems in children

New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life. [More]
Improvements in modifiable risk factors could help avoid preterm births

Improvements in modifiable risk factors could help avoid preterm births

A significant portion of preterm births might be avoided by reducing or eliminating three major risk factors. [More]
Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. [More]
Innovative board game helps improve nutrition, health in young children

Innovative board game helps improve nutrition, health in young children

An innovative board game for Early Years professionals and the families of young children has been developed by Focus Games Ltd and Foodtalk CIC (Paediatric Dietitians). [More]
Personalised nutrition advice helps people develop healthier eating habits

Personalised nutrition advice helps people develop healthier eating habits

People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found. [More]
ISBI releases evidence-based practice guidelines to enhance and standardize burn care

ISBI releases evidence-based practice guidelines to enhance and standardize burn care

Burns can be among the most devastating of injuries. Following the formulation of practice guidelines (PGs) that addressed the care and management of burn injuries in developed countries, the International Society for Burn Injuries has updated these recommendations to guide the improvement of care of burn patients in resource-limited settings (RLS). [More]
Replacing one sugar-sweetened beverage with water may help reduce body weight

Replacing one sugar-sweetened beverage with water may help reduce body weight

Think one little sugary soda won't make a difference on your waistline? Think again. If people replace just one calorie-laden drink with water, they can reduce body weight and improve overall health, according to a Virginia Tech researcher. [More]
TUM scientists isolate and archive cultured bacterial strains from mouse microbiome

TUM scientists isolate and archive cultured bacterial strains from mouse microbiome

Mouse models are extensively used in pharmaceutical and medical research, and it is known that the communities of microbes in their intestine can have a significant impact on the research output. [More]
Glia cells may play role in regulating sugar intake into the brain, experts report

Glia cells may play role in regulating sugar intake into the brain, experts report

Researchers at Technical University of Munich discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers around the world had assumed that this was a purely passive process. [More]

Austerity causes young British men to turn into spornosexuals

The economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand. [More]
Gut microbiome can influence common dietary compound linked to heart disease

Gut microbiome can influence common dietary compound linked to heart disease

In the last five years, some scientists have cautioned against eating eggs and meat because these foods generate a common dietary compound, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that research has suggested plays a role in heart disease. [More]
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