The father's genes drive a fetus' demand for larger blood vessels and more nutrients, while maternal genes in the placenta try to take control over how much nourishment the mother provides.
According to researchers, cocoa flavanols could have a neuroprotective effect. In a recent study, researchers found enhancements in working memory and improved visual information processing in participants who had taken cocoa flavanols. Additionally, women who ate cocoa products reported less cognitive impairments following sleep deprivation.
Poor nutrition was linked to an increased risk of depression in middle-aged and older adults. Men who consume higher levels of fat and lower levels of omega-3 were more prone to depression. A diet low in fruits and vegetables was also associated with increased depression risks.
According to researchers, modern primates, including humans, are still able to digest insects as well as our ancestors did. The CHIA gene allows us to digest an insect's exoskeleton, researchers report.
Researchers have identified a novel link between dietary nutrition and an increased risk of PTSD. Increased consumption of pastries, chocolate, pulses, and nuts on a daily basis increased PTSD risk. However, consuming two to three sources of fiber daily decreased the risk.
A new study reports there appears to be no link between a high intake of dietary cholesterol and an increased risk of dementia, even in those who carried the APOE4 gene.
A new study reveals how a receptor in the brain called MC3R detects nutritional states in the body and regulates both growth rate and the timing of puberty.
Children aged between 10-12 were almost three times as likely to make healthier eating decisions after watching cooking shows that featured healthy foods.