Omega-3 and pregnancy: New Cochrane Review reveals reduced risk of pre-term births (NEW!)

Increasing omega‐3 intake during pregnancy, either through supplements or in foods, may reduce the incidence of pre-term births and the likelihood of having a baby with a low birthweight, according to a new Cochrane Review.

Good nutrition could protect children from cognitive difficulties caused by early-life stress (NEW!)

Good nutrition in early life may protect against stress-induced changes in brain development in young mice, according to data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings suggests that a nutrient-rich diet may have protective effects on brain development in young mice exposed to early-life stress, which reduces their risk of learning and memory issues in later life.

Caffeine in tea, coffee may be equally risky to fetus (NEW!)

Pregnant women who consume caffeine - whether it's from coffee or tea - have smaller babies than those who abstain from the stimulant during pregnancy, new research suggests. Even women who took in less than 200 milligrams of caffeine, the safe cutoff during pregnancy according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), had a significantly increased risk of delivering prematurely or having a low-birthweight baby.

NIH Blueprint For Neuroscience

Fact sheet on the mission, Human Connectome Project /Grand Challenges, BRAIN initiative, resource and future of NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience.

Low iron, vitamin B12 reserves linked to behavior concerns in young boys (NEW!)

Significant iron deficiency and low blood levels of vitamin B12 in boys around age 8 are associated with behavior problems when they get to middle school, according to new research from Bogotá, Colombia, led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

The Nutricious and Delicious Brain

Infancy and early childhood are rapid and sensitive periods of cognitive and behavioral development. This cognitive development is mirrored by the changing brain structure, function, and connectivity and requires the orchestrated delivery of key nutrients, including lipids, minerals, vitamins, and micronutrients.

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies' brain development?

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants' developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.

Scientific Opinion On The Substantiation Of Health Claims Related To Foods With Reduced Lactose Content And Decreasing Gastro-Intestinal Discomfort

Panel stated consumption of foods with reduced lactose may help to decrease GI discomfort caused by lactose intake in lactose intolerant individuals.

Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to zinc and normal growth pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

The EFSA NDA panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has been established between the dietary intake of zinc and normal growth.

Scientific Opinion on nutrient requirements and dietary intakes of infants and young children in the European Union

This Opinion described dietary intakes and requirements in infants and young children in Europe and the potential role of young-child formulae.
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NIH Blueprint For Neuroscience

Fact sheet on the mission, Human Connectome Project /Grand Challenges, BRAIN initiative, resource and future of NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience.

Scientific Opinion On The Substantiation Of Health Claims Related To Foods With Reduced Lactose Content And Decreasing Gastro-Intestinal Discomfort

Panel stated consumption of foods with reduced lactose may help to decrease GI discomfort caused by lactose intake in lactose intolerant individuals.

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NIH Blueprint For Neuroscience

Fact sheet on the mission, Human Connectome Project /Grand Challenges, BRAIN initiative, resource and future of NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience.

Scientific Opinion On The Substantiation Of Health Claims Related To Foods With Reduced Lactose Content And Decreasing Gastro-Intestinal Discomfort

Panel stated consumption of foods with reduced lactose may help to decrease GI discomfort caused by lactose intake in lactose intolerant individuals.