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Feed Your Stem Cells – Is nutrition the future of brain health?

We take it for granted that our body can regenerate cells that become injured or simply wear out and die. For most of the 20th century, however, scientists were convinced that one organ—the brain—lacked that ability. Shortly after birth, they … Continue reading

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Nutrition and the Brain

Your brain is like a car. A car needs a gasoline, oil, brake fluid and other materials to run properly. Your brain also needs special materials to run properly: glucose, vitamins, minerals and other essential chemicals. For example, the fuel … Continue reading

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The Epigenome: Nutrition and Metabolic Health

A better understanding of the epigenetic mechanisms involved in metabolism may inform our ability to affect health outcomes with early nutritional interventions, creating a new interface for disease prevention and public health intervention with the next generation. In both developed … Continue reading

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Nutritional status, brain network organization, and general intelligence

A new study reveals higher levels of monounsaturated fatty acids are linked to greater general intelligence. Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers … Continue reading

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Food for the Brain

Diet is a major issue facing humanity. To combat malnourishment and diseases associated with over nutrition, both research and technological breakthroughs are needed. Can science help us develop better ways to feed ourselves? This, of course, is a complex question … Continue reading

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Evolving Human Nutrition: Implications for Public Health

While most of us live our lives according to the working week, we did not evolve to be bound by industrial schedules, nor did the food we eat. Despite this, we eat the products of industrialization and often suffer as … Continue reading

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