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Introduction
The cost of mental illness
The role of food?
Resistance to the link
The purpose of this report
The science of nutrition and the brain
What do we need to eat?
Proteins
Dietary fats
Carbohydrates
Micronutrients – vitamins and minerals
How the nutrients are used
How do nutrients physically affect the brain?
How the brain works
How the brain is made
Essential nutrients for the brain
Nutrients and neurotransmitters
Serotonin
Catecholamines
Acetlycholine
Nutrients and neurons
Essential fatty acids
Micronutrients, oxidation and other factors
Conclusion
Diet, brain development and mental well being throughout the lifecycle
Nutrition in prenatal, postnatal and early life stages
Birth weight
Preconception
Low birth weight
Folic acid
Maternal nutrition and foetal development
Micronutrients
Toxic substances
Infants and early childhood
Breastfeeding and infant formula
Cognitive advantages from breastfeeding
Pre-term Infants
General malnutrition
Anaemia
Childhood and adolescence
Academic attainment
Anti-Social Behaviour
Adults
Meals and foods
Macronutrients
Tryptophan and tyrosine
Older people
Fats and vegetables
Nutrients
The role of diet in specific mental health conditions
ADHD
Food additives
Dietary epidemiological evidence
Relevant physiology in those with ADHD
Research trials
Few foods diets
Sugar
Summary
Depression
Relevant physiology in those with depression
Neurotransmitter precursors
Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Oxidation
Vitamins
Schizophrenia
Breastfeeding and prenatal nutrition
Coeliac disease
Relevant physiology in those with schizophrenia
Antioxidants
Tardive dykinesia
Dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease
Relevant physiology in those with Alzheimer’s
Changing diets and the implication for our mental health
An historical perspective
Diet and evolution
Agricultural revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Upheaval in the 20th century
Processed food
Industrialised farming
Animal fat
Pesticides
And the results?
Conclusion and Recommendations
Fish stocks - no more food for thought?
What policy makers could do now
References
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Changing Diets, Changing Minds - How Food Affects Mental Well Being and Behaviour

Changing Diets, Changing Minds - How Food Affects Mental Well Being and Behaviour

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