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4th October 2013
Folic acid deficiency may impact later generations Deficiencies in folic acid dating back up to five generations could have an impact on developmental risk factors and later risk of disease - research in mice. more
1st October 2013
Concerns over mercury levels in fish may be unfounded New research from Children of the 90s suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body more
22nd August 2013
Breast is best: Good bacteria arrive from mum's gut via breast milk Scientists have discovered that important 'good' bacteria arrive in babies' digestive systems from their mother's gut via breast milk. more
3rd July 2013
Breast is better? EU project finds infant nutrition can affect later obesity by up to 13%. more
28th June 2013
Omega-3 DHA's brain health benefits may emerge in later childhood The potential brain health benefits of increased intake of DHA at birth may take several years to emerge. more
26th June 2013
NUTRIMENTHE researcher wins prestigious award NUTRIMENTHE researcher, Dr Eva Reischl has won the 2013 Paediatric Nutrition Research Award for Young Investigators, which is presented to new investigators. more
22nd May 2013
Iodine deficiency 'may lower UK children's IQ' Mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy could be dimming the intellect of some babies born in the UK, say researchers. more
The seeds of many adult diseases are sown in utero and in infancy according to the British Nutrition Foundation's new Task Force Report. more
8th May 2013
Mums' iodine levels tied to kids' poor test scores Suggests a new study from Australia. more
3rd May 2013
Taking European Brain Research to the Next Level The European Commission launches the "European Month of the Brain - May 2013" more
2nd May 2013
EU brain health opportunities in omega-3 and beyond Brain health and memory emerged as a winner from the EU Article 13.1 health claims. more
15th March 2013
Omega-3 DHA may prevent the birth of premature babies For pregnant women, supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may help reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely. more
1st February 2013
Should iodine become the next 'folic acid' for pregnant women? more
16th January 2013
Nutrients in fish can boost brain development Research published in the Journal of Nutrition adds to the evidence that eating fish during pregnancy improves aspects of cognitive function in children more
10th January 2013
Omega-3 intake improves working memory in health young adults Working memory was seen to improve in healthy young adults after six months supplementation with omega-3. more
19th September 2012
Kid's diet can impact IQ A new Australian study suggests that a healthy diet during childhood may influence a child’s intelligence quotient (IQ). more
14th September 2012
Breastfeeding according to guidelines may help protect children from becoming overweight Breastfeeding infants during the first 4-6 months of life may offer some protection against overweight in childhood. more
2nd July 2012
EURRECA! On the road to harmonsing vitamin and mineral recommendations in Europe Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals needed only in small amounts but essential for health. more
20th June 2012
What determines the nutrition knowledge of food shoppers across Europe? Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, and the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) have analysed socio-demographic and attitudinal determinants of nutrition knowledge of food shoppers. more
3rd May 2012
e-learning with the Early Nutrition Academy The Early Nutrition eAcademy is an e-learning co-operation initiated by the Early Nutrition Academy and the Chair for Medical Education at the University of Munich. more
28th March 2012
International researchers join forces to track the link between early nutrition and long-term health The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich initiated with a kick-off meeting last week a transnational research programme on strategies for prevention and intervention in pregnancy and early post nat more
7th March 2012
Taking folic acid supplements for pregnancy linked to child's speech development Results from a Norwegian cohort published in the Journal of the American Medical Association more
1st March 2012
High dose omega-3 may benefit early communicative development A fish oil supplement enriched with DHA may benefit early communicative development in infants, says the first randomised controlled trial testing high dose omega-3 on brain development in non-prematu more
17th January 2012
European Health Claims for DHA and Children’s Health and Development Put into Law The omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid, docosohexaenoic acid (DHA) is receiving attention as an important brain and eye health nutrient. more
4th November 2011
NUTRIMENTHE hosts succesful symposium at FENS 250 people attended the NUTRIMENTHE symposium "Nutrition and Cognitive Function" more
2nd August 2011
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Have Protective Benefits When Taken During Pregnancy ScienceDaily (Aug. 1, 2011) — An Emory University study published online on August 1 in Pediatrics suggests consuming Omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy helps protects babies against illness during more
1st August 2011
Breastfeeding reduces the chances of asthma Those who are not breastfed are up to 50 per cent more likely to exhibit asthmatic symptoms than those who are, according to a study of more than 5,000 children. more
31st May 2011
New nutrition guidelines for Europe, halfway there... On request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority has provided guidance on intakes of fats, carbohydrates, fibre and water considering the new evidence. These dietary referen more
11th May 2011
Breastfed babies 'develop fewer behaviour problems' Breastfed babies 'develop fewer behaviour problems' more
30th March 2011
Breastfeeding is linked to the size of the brain Scientists have discovered that there is a direct correlation between the size of a mammals brain – including that of humans – and the amount of time they suckle. The longer the period, the bigger more
4th March 2011
Refining the omega-3 'policy gap' that feeds global deficiencies The omega-3 industry must devote more resources to lobbying and educating government, health care professionals and the general public to help plug a ‘policy gap’ that is contributing to a growing epi more
8th February 2011
Poor diet may lower children's IQ Diets high in fat, sugar and processed food may lower IQ, a new study suggests. more
5th January 2011
Iron and Folic Acid Directly Related to Improved Function in Children Children whose mothers were given iron and folic acids while pregnant were found to have higher levels of intelligence, executive function and fine motor controls, researchers reveal in JAMA (Journal more
17th August 2010
Nutrimenthe researchers demonstrate how our genetic make-up influences how we process fatty acids more
Folic acid supplementation may reduce mental health problems in children. more
10th May 2010
Nutrition in early years key to later health, EU-funded study shows more
17th December 2009
Nutrimenthe wins award Nutrimenthe was awarded first prize at the Diario Medico “Best Healthcare Ideas of the Year 2009” in Spain. more
Nutrimenthe publication Congratulations to the Erasmus MC University Medical Center for the first Nutrimenthe publication. The paper appeared in the British Journal of Nutrition this September. more
Nutrimenthe in the news Nutrimenthe has been mentioned on The Government Monitor website. more
TORNADO a new EC-funded Food project TORNADO (Molecular Targets Open for Regulation by the gut flora – New Avenues for improved Diet to Optimise European health) is a new FP7 Food project that began this September. more
Genetic contribution to obesity smaller than thought: Study more
9th June 2009
Food Standards Agency Ad hoc call tender The Food Standards Agency has a requirement for a Childrens Dietary Survey for 2010 more
22nd October 2008
Developing Our Brains from Cradle to Grave A report has been published by Foresight, the UK Government's futures think tank on 'Mental Capital and Wellbeing'. more
16th July 2008
Nutrimenthe project referenced in the Lancet more
17th April 2008
Infant Formula Infant formula announcement more
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