Women who suffer from eating disorders from anorexia to obesity have lower levels of allopregnanolone, a progesterone metabolite previously linked to mood disorders, a new study reports.
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.
Preterm babies who were fed breastmilk had significantly higher levels of creatine and choline, key metabolites for brain growth and development, than those who were formula fed.
Findings provide a quicker and less invasive way to identify impending cognitive decline and begin treatment before dementia is established.
According to researchers, targeting specific gut bacteria could be a way to treat demyelinating diseases, like multiple sclerosis.
EGCG and tannic acid, polyphenols found in green tea and red wine, may help to effectively block the formation of toxic amyloid structures, researchers report. The findings may pave the way to developing new treatments for amyloid-related neurodegenerative disorders and genetic metabolic disorders.
Antidepressants, such as the SSRI amitriptyline, antibiotics associated with developmental problems and sun cream components are contaminating water, and are being accumulated in fish. Exposure to the medications has effects on the molecular level to the fish. Researchers say this poses a problem as consumption of gilt-head bream is on the rise, and there could be a risk of the contaminants reaching humans via diet.
A new study reveals a link between elevates microbiome levels of indole and hedonic eating. Researchers report those with higher levels of indole are more likely to have food addiction and overeating disorders.
Lower serum levels of the sugar metabolite GlcNAc was associated with progressive disability and neurodegeneration in patients with multiple sclerosis.