Diet & Nutrition

Modified Atkins Diet May Reduce Seizure Frequency in Doose Syndrome

Modified Atkins Diet May Reduce Seizure Frequency in Doose Syndrome

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Participants reported improved adherence to a modified Atkins diet compared with the popular but restrictive ketogenic diet.

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

Nordic Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke

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A significant inverse trend was observed between the Healthy Nordic Food Index and risk of stroke.

High-Fat Diets May Increase Relapse Risk in Pediatric MS

High-Fat Diets May Increase Relapse Risk in Pediatric MS

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High-fat diets may increase the risk of relapse in children with MS, while high-vegetable diets may be protective.

Mercury from Seafood Consumption Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology

Mercury from Seafood Consumption Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology

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The study found that subsequent consumption of mercury from seafood had no effect on AD neuropathology.

Obese Children's Brains React Differently to Food Smells

Obese Children's Brains React Differently to Food Smells

Food smells generate impulsive reaction in obese children.

Genetic Variants May Affect Brain Response to High-Calorie Foods

Genetic Variants May Affect Brain Response to High-Calorie Foods

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Two genetic variants appear to heighten brain reward responses to foods that are high in fat and sugar.

Can Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Curb Overeating?

Can Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Curb Overeating?

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Brain stimulation may help decrease caloric intake.

High Fish Consumption May Reduce Depression Risk

High Fish Consumption May Reduce Depression Risk

The results were especially positive in studies conducted in Europe, although the researchers believe this was due to study size.

Alzheimer's Onset May Be Linked to Midlife BMI

Alzheimer's Onset May Be Linked to Midlife BMI

For each unit increase in BMI, Alzheimer's onset advanced about seven months.

Low BMI, High Dietary Intake Linked to ALS

Low BMI, High Dietary Intake Linked to ALS

A high fat diet, but low BMI suggest an altered energy metabolism that may contribute to ALS.

Sodium's Affect on Multiple Sclerosis Influenced by Genetics, Sex

Sodium's Affect on Multiple Sclerosis Influenced by Genetics, Sex

The effect of sodium levels on MS development is linked to genetics and gender.

Caffeine May Boost Memory, Executive Function

Caffeine May Boost Memory, Executive Function

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The benefits were seen across all spectrums of caffeine consumption.

Sugar, Fat Intake May Reduce Cognitive Functioning

Sugar, Fat Intake May Reduce Cognitive Functioning

Mice fed diets high in sugar and fat showed reduced cognitive functioning.

Consuming Trans Fats May Adversely Affect Memory

Consuming Trans Fats May Adversely Affect Memory

Men who ate more trans fat performed worse on memory tests.

In Autism, Nutritional Supplements Should Be Used with Caution

In Autism, Nutritional Supplements Should Be Used with Caution

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Children with autism spectrum disorder had both insufficient and excess nutrient intake.

Vegan Diet Helps Alleviate Diabetic Neuropathy

Vegan Diet Helps Alleviate Diabetic Neuropathy

Following a vegan diet helped lower levels of pain and promote weight loss in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

High-Cacao Content Chocolate Stimulates the Brain

High-Cacao Content Chocolate Stimulates the Brain

Researchers observed an acute stimulating effect on the brain and an increase in diastolic blood pressure.

Amphetamine Isomer Combined with Exercise May Cause Stroke

Amphetamine Isomer Combined with Exercise May Cause Stroke

The woman was in otherwise good health before suffering a hemorrhagic stroke after drinking a supplement containing BMPEA.

Eating a Healthy Diet May Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

Eating a Healthy Diet May Help Reduce Cognitive Decline

Less people who ate a healthy diet experienced a drop in cognition than those who ate a less healthy diet.

Diet High in Methionine May Increase Memory Loss

Diet High in Methionine May Increase Memory Loss

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The amino acid is found in red meat, eggs, fish, and dairy products.

Leafy Greens May Help Preserve Cognition in Older Age

Leafy Greens May Help Preserve Cognition in Older Age

High values of vitamin K are thought to ease deterioration.

Cysteine's Antioxidant Effects May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Cysteine's Antioxidant Effects May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

Consuming cysteine, found in poultry, eggs, beef, and whole grains, is associated with a reduced risk of stroke.

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