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    How to Plan a “Healthy Diet” – Modeling the Long Life of the Okinawa Islands

    Have you ever heard of the Okinawa Islands, located between Japan and Taiwan, which host one of the longest living people in the world? Even compared with the rest of Japan, to which the islands belong, people grow older on Okinawa. On average, women become 86 years, men 78 years (1). And more than that, people there maintain a good health
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    Eating Disorder Treatments Can Improve Emotion Regulation Abilities

    Emotion regulation difficulties, such as rumination, deficits in acceptance and problem solving, are observed in eating disorders. However, few studies have explored whether emotion regulation improves after treatment of the eating disorders, and whether difficulties in emotion regulation are different for various eating disorder
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  • Gut Bacteria

    A 3-Minute Pitch on Gut Bacteria and ADHD

    Recently, I participated in the Radboud Talks 2019, a scientific pitch competition, where I was lucky to be one of the eight finalists. Why Radboud Talks? It is a perfect opportunity to share my work/ideas with the world and to gain more experience regarding presentation skills. They organized two workshops beforehand, where I had the
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    ADHD & Dietary Treatments

    In every classroom, approximately two children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They struggle with attention problems and hyperactive and impulsive behavior. This has negative consequences for these children. For example, they can have difficulties learning, it puts them at risk for other psychiatric
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    How Does ADHD Medication Change Your Appetite?

    Loss of appetite is among the most common side effects of stimulant for ADHD. Across studies, approximately 20% of patients with ADHD who were treated with stimulants reported a loss of appetite [1,2]. Weight loss is also quite common, as are digestive problems [3]. Together, such side effects are often referred to as “gastro-intestinal
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    Can Smoking Cessation Increase Mental Well-Being?

    Cigarette smoking may give immediate pleasure but is dangerous for your health. Smoking may be seen as a way to deal with feelings like anxiety and stress and may be viewed as a way of coping with everyday life. Smoking a cigarette may also be used as a reward, and as part of a celebration of big and small victories. But what happens to your
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    How ADHD and Unhealthy Dietary Intake are Genetically Related

    We have discussed the association between ADHD and obesity in our first blog (, briefly summarized, evidence from various study designs suggested that shared etiological factors might contribute to the above association. Recently, a large genome-wide association study
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    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Gut Microbiota

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an estimated prevalence rate of 5.3% among children and of about 2.5% among adults. It is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity, being associated with significant impairment of social, academic, and occupational
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    Insulin Resistance at a Young Age Predicts Metabolic Problems Later in Life

    The food choices we make, how much we exercise and the amount of body fat we have affects our health already at a young age. Although seemingly healthy, our metabolism might tell a different story. This can already be seen at a young age. The Estonian Children Personality Behaviour and Health Study (ECPBHS) started 20 years ago in 1998 and
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    What is Changing Your Gut Microbiota

    Our body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms that are important for vital processes. Gut microbiota are the microorganisms living in the intestinal gut and play an essential role in digestion, vitamin synthesis and metabolism, among others. The mouth and the large intestine contain the vast majority of gut microbiota whether the
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  • The Nutritional Diversity TipSheet

    Nutritional Diversity Tip Sheet

    How do you eat in a healthy fashion?  Anne Siegl, PhD writes that a big part about eating healthy is nutritional diversity.  Not eating the same thing every day, but providing your body with a rich variety of all kinds of foods and nutrients.  Part of our objective is to keep our gut happy, because our gut drives so much of our health.  And we
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  • The Gut Brain Axis

    The Gut-Brain Axis: An Important Key to Your Health

    Scientific Research has now shown there is a direct connection between your Gut and your Brain.  It's a two-way, high-speed connection, and your Gut and Brain are in constant communication.  Part of what makes up your gut is microbiota, and these tiny organisms perform important tasks in the body, such as digesting and supplying vital
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