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Does genetics play a role in the development of anorexia nervosa

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a life threatening and chronic condition characterised by body image distortion, fear of weight gain and food restriction. This disease is associated with a decreased quality of life and an increased rate of mortality and suicide.[1,2] Twin and family studies have shown a genetic contribution to the development of AN, and data has highlighted the possible dysfunction of the dopaminergic and serotonergic pathways.

Aug 06, 18
Oestrogen Metabolism and the Microbiome

Did you know your gastrointestinal bacteria can influence your oestrogen metabolism? This area of research is known as the estrobolome.

Aug 02, 18
Sleep quality and childhood obesity

Several measures of poor sleep quality were associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes.

Jun 29, 18
Immunity mechanisms of Vitamin C and Zinc in children

The immune systems of children undergo tremendous change and maturation in the first years of life and are extremely sensitive to both exogenous and endogenous signalling.

Jun 22, 18
The importance of minerals for cognitive development in children

Optimum nutrition is fundamental for the development of a child’s full potential and there are studies that link chronic undernutrition and micronutrient deficiency to cognitive deficits.

Jun 15, 18
Quercetin and Vitamin A: forgotten players in childhood immunity

Flavonoids such as quercetin and essential nutrients including vitamin A are often overlooked when supporting children’s immune health.

Jun 08, 18

Initial research findings indicate that DNA methylation patterns in children can be altered based on the amount of physical contact received from caregivers during infancy, with effects still evident at four and a half years of age.

Jun 01, 18

Natural constituents of plants can have powerful antimicrobial and antibiofilm effects on potentially pathogenic bacteria, while promoting aggregation and biofilm formation of beneficial probiotic bacteria, according to a recent in vitro study. 

May 25, 18

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