Seafood consumption during pregnancy may improve attention capacity in children

A team of scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has studied the relationship between the consumption of various types of seafood during pregnancy and attention capacity in children at eight years of age. The results, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, show that eating a seafood-rich Continue Reading

Consumption of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains found to reduce risk of stroke and depression

A study conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has found that eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, and whole grains plays a role in preventing depression. In this study, researchers analyzed the effect of diets in preventing depression. This builds on previous research that linked healthy lifestyle changes to lower rates Continue Reading

Method review for increasing consumption of vegetables in early childhood

A review of studies published in the journal Current Nutrition Reports looked at the possible methods for increasing vegetable consumption in early childhood, and offered advice for practitioners. Researchers reviewed studies that used different methods to increase vegetable consumption in children aged two to five years. They used the key Continue Reading

Consumption of resveratrol found to improve cerebrovascular function in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism has evaluated the effects of resveratrol in the cerebrovascular function of people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. A team of researchers from the University of Newcastle and Swinburg University of Technology in Australia aimed to determine which is the Continue Reading

Consumption of juice from Vaccinium angustifolium, wild blueberry, found to provide cardioprotective effects including improved blood pressure for Type 2 diabetics

Wild blueberry juice may help protect the heart and improve systolic blood pressure in adults at risk of type-2 diabetes, according to a study. The study, which was published in the journal BMC Nutrition, used a randomized, single-blind human intervention to determine the effects of wild blueberry juice when consumed. Researchers recruited Continue Reading

Cutting sugar consumption for just two weeks found to dramatically improve the health of children

Nutritionists have observed that simply cutting sugar intake drastically improved the metabolic function among children in only two weeks. These results were published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) and ends with a call for parents to take a stronger stance on their children’s diet. Authors of Continue Reading

Diet soda consumption during pregnancy leads to OBESE children

Consuming artificially-sweetened beverages such as diet soda during pregnancy may raise the odds of subsequent obesity in children, a recent study in the International Journal of Epidemiology revealed. According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), pregnant women tend to Continue Reading

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy found to have transgenerational damaging effect on developing brains

Previous studies confirmed that alcohol consumption can lead to lifelong disabilities in children such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). However, medical doctors only assumed a connection between the mother and the exposed fetus. A transgenerational effect was never studied until now. A new study made by researchers at the Continue Reading

Sensible Alcohol Consumption Protects Bypass Patients From Further Surgery, Stroke And Heart Attack

Male heart bypass surgery patients who drink moderately have a 25% lower risk of further cardiovascular surgery, strokes, heart attacks and dying prematurely from a cardiovascular event compared to similar patients who never drink, researchers from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, explained at the American Heart’s Association Scientific Continue Reading