In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Omega-3 DHA in phospholipid form may bypass faulty brain transport in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Infant microbiome predicts obesity risk at age 12 – study
  • Unpublished medical research ‘a threat to public health’
  • Regular omega-3 intake during pregnancy could boost baby brain and vision: Study
  • Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients


Omega-3 DHA in phospholipid form may bypass faulty brain transport in Alzheimer’s disease

A phospholipid form of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in the meat – and uniquely concentrated in the roe – of certain cold water fishes, may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in some people, according to a new review by Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., published in the FASEB Journal.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline, and behavioural changes. Nearly 50 million people are living with the disease worldwide. That number is expected to triple by the year 2050.

Read the full article here.

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Infant microbiome predicts obesity risk at age 12 – study

The microbiome may be an ‘early warning sign’ for later obesity, according to new research that links gut bacteria composition of infants at age 2 with BMI scores at age 12.

The findings, published in mBio, analysed data from 165 children taking park in the NoMic study at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo – which having started in 2002 is one of the earliest birth cohorts in the world to investigate the early life gut microbiome.

Read the full article here.

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Unpublished medical research ‘a threat to public health’ 

Important information on the efficacy of new drugs and treatments is going unpublished, posing a risk to health, says a report by MPs.

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee says despite repeated warnings, not enough is being done to make sure the results of all clinical trials are reported.

Nearly half of clinical trials go unreported, evidence suggests. It means some clinical decisions are made without all the available data. In some cases, this might endanger human life, says the group of MPs.

Read the full article here.


Regular omega-3 intake during pregnancy could boost baby brain and vision: Study

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating omega-3 rich fatty fish during pregnancy, say researchers from Finland.

The small-scale study, published in Pediatric Research, supports previous research that demonstrates the importance of diet and lifestyle during pregnancy on the development of a baby – finding that adjusting the diet of healthy pregnant women to include higher levels of omega-3 could be beneficial to their babies.

Read the full article here.

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Reversal of Cognitive Decline: 100 Patients

A new paper from US neurologist, Professor Dale Bredesen! The paper publishes results on 100 patients suffering cognitive decline – all of whom showed improvement using the nutrition and lifestyle approach that he, and now others, is using. The Bredesen Protocol is a multifactorial approach which includes: nutrition, supplements, optimising gut health and sleep, stress reduction, physical activity, brain training and reduction of toxicity.

Professor Bredesen’s protocol is being used by a large number of physicians in the USA and this paper includes the results of patients treated by several different physicians. Some of the supplements for some of the patients included products from our brain health range.

Read more here.

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If you have any questions regarding the topics that have been raised, or any other health matters please do contact me (Clare) by phone or email at any time.

clare@cytoplan.co.uk, 01684 310099

Clare Daley and the Cytoplan Editorial Team


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