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Nutrition is Directly Linked to Physical and Cognitive Performance
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Researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab announced today the results of a new study that found a direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition. The scientists revealed that getting the right nutrition not only fuels our bodies and improves fitness but gives us a mental edge. The double-blind study, published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, examined the effectiveness of optimal nutrition and exercise to enhance fitness and cognitive performance among a population of active-duty men and women in the U.S. Air Force. Researchers divided the 148 study participants...
New Study Shows Low Vitamin D Levels linked to Elevated Coronavirus Death Rate
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The research, led by Dr. Lee Smith of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Mr Petre Cristian Ilie, lead urologist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, is published in the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.
High Sugar Intake Changes Behavior and Triggers Mental Disorders
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Mental health disorders have damaging effects on all aspects of the lives of children and adults affected. As scientists examine the causes of conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) and bipolar disorder, a new triggering factor is emerging as a primary culprit. Researchers from the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus have identified how high sugar intake can play a major role in these disorders. The researchers also noted that high sugar intake also seemed implicated in triggering aggressive behavior.
Cod Liver Oil Superfood and Healthy Immunity
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Fish and Fish Oil Supplements Can Prevent Childhood Asthma: Review
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A new review of research into fish oil consumption in pregnant women has found that eating fish and taking supplements are both equally likely to protect children from developing asthma. Carried out by researchers at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the scientific review looked at two studies before concluding that children whose mothers consumed high-dose omega-3 fatty acids daily during the 3rd trimester, whether from fish or supplements, were less likely to develop breathing problems. The first study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 346 pregnant women in their 3rd trimester who took omega-3...