DHA Supplement May Offset Damaging Outcomes of Maternal Stress on Unborn Males in Early Development

autism, probiotics, pregnancy

Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School ofRead …

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LANCET: 34% of COVID-19 Survivors Diagnosed with Neurological or Psychiatric Condition within 6 Months

COVID-19 Survivors and mental health

One in three COVID-19 survivors received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal estimates. The study looked at 14 neurological and mental health disorders. Study using electronicRead …

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High-Oleic Fatty Acid Foods May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

High-Oleic Fatty Acid

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of oleic fatty acids in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The finding suggests that dietary changeRead …

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COVID and Long-Term Brain Disorders: What We Know & How to Learn More

COVID-19 and Long-term Brain Disorders, Alzheimer's

As doctors begin to see more and more patients with long-term impact from the COVID-19 virus (so called long-haulers), it’s important to consider what we know about similar viruses and use this evidence for treating patients who have contracted COVID-19 and are experiencing long-term brain disorders. It more than apparentRead …

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Researchers ID a Gene that Encodes the Transport of NAD+ for Cellular Metabolism

NAD+ mitochondria

Penn Medicine researchers have solved a decades old mystery around nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a key molecule fueling the power plant of cells that could be exploited to find new ways to treat diseases, from neurodegenerative disorders to cancer. Reporting in a new study published today in Nature, researchers fromRead …

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Vitamin B3 Revitalizes Energy Metabolism in Mitochondrial Myopathy

Mitochondrial Myopathy Eija Pirinen; A. Wartiovaara's research group

An international team of scientists, led by University of Helsinki reported that vitamin B3, niacin, has therapeutic effect in progressive muscle disease, according to a study in the journal Cell Metabolism. Niacin delayed disease progression in patients with mitochondrial myopathy, a progressive disease with no previous curative treatments. Vitamin B3Read …

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Interview with Terry Wahls, MD on a New Study on Therapeutic Lifestyle for MS

Terry Wahls, MD has some exciting news. She has a new update of her book, The Wahls Protocol. And, very soon, a new study will be released that compares whether a therapeutic lifestyle (diet, stress reduction and exercise) is inferior to disease-modifying drug treatments in terms of reducing multiple sclerosisRead …

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Soybean Oil Affects Dysregulation of Hypothalamic Gene Expression and the Oxytocinergic System

New UC Riverside research, using mice, shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and depression. Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by far the most widelyRead …

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Gut Microbes and Nicotinamide Affects the Course of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As reported in Nature, progression of an ALS-like disease was slowed after the mice received certainRead …

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