Maternal obesity is associated with differences in breast milk composition from that of mothers with a lower BMI. The variations of the metabolites may contribute to a higher risk of childhood obesity in children whose mothers are overweight. The findings point to a potential breast milk dependent mechanism for the mother-child transmission of obesity.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.
Carbohydrate consumption from sugary drinks and snacks does not help to improve mood. The findings may help increase public awareness that the 'sugar rush' is a myth and help inform health policies to promote healthier alternatives.
A new study reports the Ketogenic diet can help to improve cognition. The study reports the Ketogenic diet can help improve balance in the gut microbiome, lower blood glucose levels and increase the processes that help to clear amyloid beta from the brain.
Children with a rare form of epilepsy called Doose syndrome experiences seizure reduction, with 47% becoming seizure free, after following a modified version of the Atkins diet.
A new study reports foods that contain both carbs and fats evoke greater response in the brain's reward center than foods that contain either just carbs or fats.