The food we eat influences our bodies' immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
Older people often take many supplements, including ones purported to help with brain health. A recent study says the supplements do not work.
With fear of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's a constant concern for many seniors, they turn to supplements. A recent study suggests they'd be better off keeping their money.
Folic acid in pregnancy – and the gene which explains why the benefits may differ.
The US and Canada began fortifying flour with folic acid in the late 90s. More than 70 countries followed suit, but not the UK.
The much-hyped study didn’t actually test vitamin B3 supplementation in humans.
The new study on birth defects and vitamin B3 has important implications, but researchers didn't actually give any of this vitamin to humans.
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Providing a sample for a genetic test might not actually give you the health answers you’re looking for.
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Testing some genes for Alzheimer's disease, coeliac disease and folate conversion does not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope amongst patients.
While nutrient supplementation can have a role in treating certain psychiatric disorders, all kinds of nutrients should, in the first instance, be consumed as part of a balanced wholefood diet.
A growing body of research points to the detrimental effect of unhealthy diets and the protective value of healthy diets – along with select nutritional supplements as required – for maintaining and promoting mental health.