Supplements marketed to promote 'brain health' often overstate the products' benefits and do little-to-nothing to improve the aging brain. Researchers investigate the hidden dangers and false claims behind these products, which are highly profitable for manufacturers, but not so beneficial for consumers.
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.
Children aged between 10-12 were almost three times as likely to make healthier eating decisions after watching cooking shows that featured healthy foods.
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 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.