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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...

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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.

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Cod Liver Oil Superfood and Healthy Immunity

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The human immune system is an extraordinarily complex and intricate combination of organs, cells, and signaling factors. Our immune systems can be roughly compartmentalized into two categories; innate and acquired.  The innate immune system is made up of the organs, cells, antibodies, and signaling proteins such as cytokines that we are born with. The acquired, or adaptive immune system, largely refers to the immune components, primarily various antibodies, that our immune cells make in response to exposure to pathogens such as viruses and bacteria over the course of our lifespans.

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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...

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