Instant-noodles harmful for children’s health, cautions UNICEF

India has a growing economy and the standard of living is improving, yet many working parents do not have the time, money or awareness to steer clear of food hurting. It is a normal scenario, where mothers send children to school with a tiffin containing noodles, biscuits or chips. It might save the parents some […]

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A poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, study finds

Unhealthy eating may have negative long-term effects on spatial memory, a new study by UNSW researchers suggests. The animal study, published this week in Scientific Reports, investigated cognitive function in rats that alternated between a ‘cafeteria diet’ of foods high in fat and sugar (like pies, cake, biscuits and chips) and their regular, healthy diet. […]

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Poor diet quality tied to frailty in older adults, cautions study

Researchers followed 2,154 older U.S. adults for four years. At the start, participants were between the ages of 70 and 81. They were either ‘robust,’ because they didn’t appear to have any cognitive problems or issues with physical frailty, or ‘pre-frail,’ because they only had one or two symptoms of frailty. Overall, 277 participants became […]

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Increased exam stress linked with eating poorer quality diet

“Stress has long been implicated in poor diet. People tend to report overeating and comfort eating foods high in fat, sugar, and calories in times of stress. Our findings looking at the eating habits of students during exam periods confirm this stress-induced dietary deterioration hypothesis,” says Dr Nathalie Michels from Ghent University in Belgium who […]

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Children with ADHD may have higher risk for poor diet, suggests study

A study regarding this was published in the April issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Annemiek Mian, from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the association between dietary patterns and ADHD symptoms using data from 3,680 school-aged children participating in the Generation R Study. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist when […]

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Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

The Global Burden of Disease Study looked at dietary consumption between 1990 and 2017 in 195 countries, focusing on 15 types of food or nutrients. In a paper that features in The Lancet, the study investigators conclude that, due to its contribution to non-communicable diseases, poor diet accounted for 1 in 5, or 11 million, […]

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Eating junk food can raise your risk of depression, proves new study

New US research has found that eating a poor diet low in nutrients may be associated with an increased risk of developing mental health problems. The study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. The […]

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Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?

Dear men, if you are planning for a baby, include fish, meat, vegetables and fruits in your diet daily as your diet before conception can impact newborn’s health, claims a recent study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help […]

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