In the News

National Geographic:

Can Sugar Make You Stupid? “High Concern” in Wake of Rat Study

We all know sugary diets can sabotage a waistline; now it turns out they might make brains flabby too.

Sweet drinks scrambled the memories and stunted learning in lab rats in a new study—leading to “high concern” over what sugary diets may do to people, according to neuroscientist Fernando Gomez-Pinilla…

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The Age (Australia): 

Fructose Leaves You Puzzled, and There’s Something Fishy About the Solution

Nutrition plays a significant role in metabolic, brain, and even psychiatric disorders. Authors of a new paper have revealed just how much of a difference it can make.

the study, by researchers from the University of California, found fructose consumption affects the genes that control memory and learning….

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The Oprah Magazine- What to Eat for Lunch:

Power Lunching: 3 Choices That Will Work Wonders

Most people don’t give much thought to their midday meal–it’s just fuel to get them to dinner. But choose lunch wisely and it can do wonders…

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United Press International:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Best From Food

A researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, says foods can be the best way to obtain omega-3 fatty acids…

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Good Diet, Exercise Keep Brain Healthy


A balanced diet and regular exercise can protect the brain and ward off mental disorders, a new review of research states.

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UCLA Health:

Scientists learn how what you eat affects your brain — and those of your kids

“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,” said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science who has spent years studying the effects of food…

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The Economist:

Food for Thought: Eat your way to a Better Brain

Children have a lot to contend with these days, not least a tendency for their pushy parents to force-feed them omega-3 oils at every opportunity. These are supposed to make children brainier…

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News coverage for our 2016 research in eBiomedicine (showing that fructose consumption impacts genes related to neurological disorders):

Our NIH-funded EBioMedicine research was UCLA’s fourth-best news story of 2016


Healthline News

Sydney Morning Herald

The Telegraph (UK)

The Age (Australia)

AOL News

Yahoo News


EurekAlert (American Association for the Advancement of Science)


UCLA Health

UCLA Newsroom


Medical News Today


Good Food

The Science Explorer

Bangalore Mirror

Teen Vogue

Consumer Affairs

Healthline News


UC Newsroom

Eurasia Review

Diabetes (UK)

Business Standard




Medical Xpress




Highlights for the years 2014 and 2015 are:

Special feature programs by PBS television, National Geographic, and Russian television.


News coverage for our 2012 study on fructose:


Live Science




Men’s Fitness

Medical News Today

Britain’s Daily Express

Los Angeles Times 

Mother Jones


Huffington Post

Huffington Post (UK)


New York Daily News

Asian News International

Indo-Asian News Service


Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Business Insider


RTT Newswire

Britain’s Daily Mail

Canada’s QMI Agency

Spain’s ABC News

El Economista

Peru Radio

Peru’s Radio Capital

United Press International


Medical Xpress


National Geographic

The Toronto Star

Pacific Standard


Smart Planet

The Stir 

MedPage Today


Science A Gogo

Diets in Review

Food Navigator 


The Los Angeles Time 

Feature interview in “Redes para la Ciencia” Radio Television Espanola, Barcelona, Spain, November 2010

Nearly 160 TV reports, including CBS, Morning News, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, KCBS-Channel 2


Media reports on food, exercise, & brain:

We have more than 100 articles written in international networks with regards to “foods and exercise and brain”

The Economist, 2008

La Repubblica, July 2008

Der Spiegel, July 2008

El Mundo, August 2008

Nexus Magazine, 2008

Microsoft Network, 2008

Nature, 2003

Die Wielt, 2002.

La Opinion, 2002.

Texas Morning News, 2002.

In Focus, Society for Neuroscience, 2002.

Brain Briefings, Society for Neuroscience, 2002.

Neurology Today, 2002.

Science News, 2004

Newsweek, 2007

National Geographic for Kids, 2007

Los Angeles Times,  2007.