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    How Prebiotics Reduce Aggression and Stress – The Animal Model

    A hot topic these days, that one can hear more and more information about is the microbiota-gut-brain axis, the bidirectional interaction between the intestinal microbiota and the central nervous system nowadays, this has become a hot topic. We are becoming increasingly aware that gut microbiota play a significant role in modulating brain
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    Shine a Light on ADHD

    October is international ADHD Awareness month. Young researchers of the MiND research project and 4QuarterFilms just published this short documentary that shines a light on living with ADHD, from a personal and a scientific perspective. Watch the video here: We thank the following
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  • Vitamin D and ADHD

    ADHD and Vitamin D deficiency

    A team of Iranian researchers recently published a meta-analysis seeking to determine what, if any, association there may be between low Vitamin D levels and ADHD in children and adolescents. Combining the results from thirteen studies with 10,334 participants, they found that youth with ADHD had “modest but significant” lower serum
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  • Mediterranean diet and depression

    The Mediterranean Diet and Depression FREE REPORT DOWNLOAD

    New research has been published in September 2018 which reveals preliminary evidence that symptoms of depression can be reduced by adherence to the Mediterranean diet and anti-inflammatory foods.  New Brain Nutrition is advancing this research with never-before-done clinical trials testing the protective effects of nutrition and specifically
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  • Mediterranean diet and depression

    The Mediterranean Diet and Depression – Next Steps

    “Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds” [CNN]; “Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'” [BBC]. The publication of Lassale and her colleagues in the prestigious scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry on the association between Mediterranean Diet and depression, received a lot of attention in the media last
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    The Mediterranean Diet and Depression – Review and Next Steps

    Constantly feeling low mood and blue, losing of pleasure in life and appetite or having difficulties to have good sleep. These are just some of the symptoms of one of the most prevalent mental conditions worldwide: depression. It affects hundreds of millions people globally, particularly women. Although depression seems to have a genetic
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  • New Brain Nutrition Research through Storytelling

    New Brain Nutrition Research and Storytelling

    This month, August 2018, I started as dissemination manager at New Brain Nutrition. This means that I will make sure that the information generated in this research project is spread out to society. Together with the dissemination and communication team of New Brain Nutrition, I strive to inform and educate as many people as possible about how
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  • Four Easy Rules for Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

    Four Easy Rules for Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

    Every time I travel and enter the breakfast room of my hotel, I think of Japan. And not just because of the curious surprises that I encountered when traveling there. (Once, the hotel’s definition of a ‘western style breakfast buffet’ was shrimp pasta and pepperoni pizza!) The Japanese have an interesting relationship with their nutrition.
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  • How to Measure the Food You Eat

    How to Measure the Food We Eat

    Assessing someone’s diet can be tricky and particularly time-consuming. People choose from millions of groceries every day, and the vast range of products available adds a further level of complexity to accurately assessing diet. Traditionally, dietary research is based on food diaries, meaning participants keep record of what they eat and
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    How to Test for ADHD in Children

    In studies about treatment for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it is important to use valid and reliable instruments to measure effects. A valid instrument can measure a difference in symptoms before and some time after the treatment has started. Usually questionnaires for parents and teachers are
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  • Gut_Microbes and Mental Health

    The Gut-Brain Axis: How intestinal bacteria effect mental health

    Recently, the idea that gastrointestinal microbiota are able to affect host behaviour is gaining momentum and it is based on studies conducted with animal models but also in humans with neurological disorders. However, the mechanisms that underlay this complex interplay between gut, brain and microbiota are not completely understood. Here we
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  • Elimination Diet

    ADHD and Elimination Diet

    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 problems,
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