Neuroscience

Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems

A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a study published in the February 28, 2012, print ...

Pediatrics

What's best for very low birth weight babies

While the health benefits of breast feeding baby are well known, a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Pediatrics finds that, for very low birth weight (VLBW) babies, a small amount of fortification ...

Health

Nutrient data available via phone apps, websites

Health-conscious owners of "smart phones" and home computers are thumbing and clicking their way to nutritious food choices. A downloadable version of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) flagship National Nutrient Database ...

Health

More definitive food profiles

If you want to know the nutrient content of a specific food or beverage – how much vitamin D there is in a glass of milk, for instance – you would do well to consult W. Craig Byrdwell.

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