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Italian researchers review the available literature and come to a promising conclusion: Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline.

New study finds protective effect of obesity after a stroke.

Dr Dimitrios Karayiannis, a young researcher at the Harokopio University in Athens, Greece received the Alpro Foundation Award for the best scientific paper by a young scientist. He received this award of 2500€ for his publication 'Association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and semen quality parameters in male partners of couples attempting fertility' published in Human Reproduction. Dr Karayiannis studied how adherence to the Mediterranean diet can influence male fertility. He concluded that dietary patterns rich in fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains are associated with better measures of sperm quality.

Results of a new study from epidemiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggest that long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function.

Professor David Sanders is the first person in UK since 2005 to win the prestigious Benjt Ihre Medal for groundbreaking work into gluten related problems.

The Ketogenic Dietitians Research Network is a newly-established group of paediatric and adult ketogenic dietitians and researchers.

Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. In a recent study, fathers' increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age two to four.

Women should be encouraged to obtain a normal body weight before conception.

New research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) shows that one in ten 14-16 year-olds in the UK say that tomatoes grow underground, and a quarter of primary school children say that cheese comes from plants.

The 2017 PENG Award provides an exciting opportunity for three PENG members* to receive a supportive educational grant to attend the PENG 'Emerging or innovative practices in nutritional support' pre-BAPEN Teaching Day on 20th November and the two-day BAPEN Conference 21st-22nd November 2017.

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