Diet may improve depression in teen girls

Researchers in Iran, China, Canada, and UK recently published a study in Psychiatry Research showing a connection between depression in teen girls and the food they eat.

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New research: EMPowerplus better than placebo for kids with ADHD

A new fully blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled study out of New Zealand showed that Truehope EMPowerplus may have a positive effect on the mental health in children with ADHD.

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Eating lots of meat may increase depression symptoms

Earlier this summer, Portuguese researchers published a study in Frontiers in Nutrition showing a connection between meat consumption and depression levels.

The researchers studied over 10,000 adults over a 2-year period using telephone interviews, asking questions about diet, lifestyle, and health.

After analyzing the received data, researchers discovered two clusters of participants, based on what they ate and how frequently they ate.

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Junk foods may affect our emotions

Two years ago, American researchers published a study in the Journal of Health Psychology showing a connection between trans fats and emotion regulation.

The researchers analyzed the dietary habits and emotion regulation of nearly 5,000 participants. Among the nutritional data, the researchers indicated that the top 5 sources of trans fatty acids were the following:

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Diet quality may affect depression symptoms in women

Earlier this month, Japanese researchers published a study in the British Journal of Nutrition showing a connection between diet quality and depression in women.

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Parents of ADHD children more likely to give them junk food

Korean researchers recently published a study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior exploring any connections between snack consumption and ADHD.

The researchers enrolled over 220 children between the ages of 7 and 10. They had the parents complete a survey that asked questions regarding frequency of snacking, snack types, reasons for snacks, and snack preparation. Teachers screened the children for ADHD by using the Korean ADHD Rating Scale

While they found that both ADHD and non-ADHD children snacked,

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Fast food may increase anxiety and stress levels

American researchers recently published a study in Journal Military Behavioral Health showing a connection between nutrition and levels of anxiety and stress.

The researchers enrolled over 350 soldiers to participate in their study to see if there is a relationship between food consumption behaviours and PTSD, depression, anxiety, and stress.

What the researchers discovered was that soldiers who eating habits that were less healthy (such as eating more fast foods and more sweets) also had higher stress and anxiety levels.

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8 mental health areas where EMPowerplus has been studied

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that we like to talk about our research. The Truehope EMPowerplus formula is the most researched micronutrient formula in the world. It has been the subject of over 30 academic studies undertaken by nearly 50 independent researchers at 15 universities around the world.

We have never funded even a single study. We believe this arms-length, hands-off approach better reduces the risk of influence that we could have on the results.

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4 things that can affect academic performance in teens

Earlier this month, Greek researchers published a study in Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism showing that following 4 lifestyle practices could improve academic performance in teens.

The researchers recruited over 500 teen participants in Athens, Greece. They measured adherence to the Mediterranean diet, physical activity, anxiety, attitude toward health, and academic performance.

What they found was that the following 4 factors were significant in predicting performance in teenagers:

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Exercise may help eliminate postpartum depression

Canadian researchers recently published a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology showing that exercise can help reduce postpartum depression symptoms.

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