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Study finds association between energy drinks and traumatic brain injury in teens

Teens who reported a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to have consumed at least five energy drinks in the past week than…

High consumption of sugar sweetened beverages linked to overall poor diet

New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm shows that high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, which has…

Adhering to a healthy diet could reduce risk of depression

Adhering to a healthy diet could reduce risk of depression

A new study suggests that those who follow healthy dietary patterns that prominently feature fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes may be at a reduced risk of depression. Common nutrients…

Analysis of 21 studies shows exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes

A meta-analysis of 21 studies presented at this year’s annual meeting the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) shows that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased…

Nanocapsule able to protect nutrients in beverages and food supplements

Researchers at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a nanostructured system capable of protecting the active compounds of juices and nutritional supplements from high temperatures during the pasteurization…

Specific fatty acids may worsen Crohn’s disease

Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in Crohn’s disease. But a new study using software developed by Duke scientists hints…

Nutritional deficiencies common before weight loss surgery

Malnutrition is a known complication of weight loss surgery, but findings from a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins show many obese people may be malnourished before they…

Banning trans fats in England could prevent 7,000 heart deaths over next five years

A total ban is technically feasible and decisive action is now needed, say experts A total ban on trans fatty acids (trans fats) in processed foods in…

Low vitamin D levels may increase risk for Alzheimer’s

Low vitamin D levels may increase risk for Alzheimer’s

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with disorders as varied as osteoporosis, cancer, muscle weakness, heart disease and asthma in children. A recent study, published in JAMA Neurology, has confirmed that…

Could cocoa hold the key to Alzheimer’s prevention?

Could cocoa hold the key to Alzheimer’s prevention?

Chocolate is not generally considered to be a healthful food. However, chocolate contains nutrients that could be used to maintain brain health and prevent age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as…