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Microbiome role in the gut-brain axis, part I

What is the microbiome? This is the first of the two videos introducing the relationship between gut microbiome and the brain. In this video, Dagmara Złotkowska explains all necessary terms …

The effect of antioxidants on the brain

How antioxidants present in our diet influence the brain function? In this video Wiesław Wiczkowski discusses the role of common dietary antioxidants, such as flavonoids, in the maintenance of brain …

What comes next: week 5

This week we explored both good and bad effects of the food we eat on the body and brain. This included discussing molecules that are often described as ‘healthy’, like …

Introduction to the last week

Hello everybody, and welcome to the final week. During this course we have discussed the relationship between food, body and brain from multiple points of view. After the introductory week, …

Inflammaging, foods and the brain

What is inflammaging? This topic has been hotly debated in the scientific community, especially in recent years, as it might be responsible for some of the symptoms and illnesses related …

Diet-induced effects on reproduction

This video describes the connection between reproduction, diet and the brain. Monika Kaczmarek shows some examples of the coordinators of reproductive system performance, including diet and neuroendocrine system, pointing to …

Micronutrient deficiencies and the brain

Nutritional deficiencies were once widespread even the highly developed industrialized nations. Although this is not the case anymore, nutritional deficiencies still affect parts of the population. In the case of …

Effects of diets rich in fructose on our brain

How does sugar affect our brain? In this video, we explore different forms of sugar present in our diet and determine the necessity to distinguish between sugars, discovering why some …

Neuroimaging of eating disorders

How do eating disorders affect our brain? In the last decade, neuroscientists started investigating the effects of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa on the brain, trying to find the answer …

Introduction to eating disorders

Eating disorders are a complex entity. We can distinguish very different level of eating disorders analysis, starting from society, to family, to the individual and to components of the individuals, …

Introduction to the fourth week

Hello, and welcome to Week 4 ! In the previous weeks, we have explored concepts such as emotions and food intake, rewards systems and food addiction, thus keeping the focus …

What comes next: week 4 and beyond

You’ve reached the end of Week 3! This week you explored the topics that surround emotions and food intake, and cognitions and food intake. In the last step, we’ve talked …

Restrained eating

Restrained eating is the effort to restrict the amount of food ingested, with the goal of losing weight or preventing weight gain. While temporary diets are a common event in …