A new way of looking at nutrition research is set to help the food industry provide better support for health claims, writes Dominique Patton.
A compound found in carrots that acts as a natural pesticide reduced the risk of cancer in rats by a third, report UK and Danish researchers today.
New research on the cholesterol-lowering effects of limonin glucoside derived from citrus fruits could lead to new developments in fortified fruit drinks, reports Jess Halliday.
A new study suggests that DHEA supplements may be an effective alternative to traditional anti-depressants for sufferers of midlife-onset major or minor depression.
Supplements of the amino acid L-arginine may lower levels of the heart disease marker homocysteine, say researchers for the first time.
Obesity increases the risk of a mother giving birth to a child with neural tube defects, even if they are receiving folic acid, suggests a new study.
High consumption of dairy products and fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of disability, especially among black women, report US researchers.
Knowing a food's dietary fibre content says nothing about how it will impact the body, says a New Zealand researcher, who is calling for an alternative evaluation of nutrients that...
Vitamin D's role in the development of cancer should get further attention following the unexpected findings that sunlight may benefit certain types of cancer.
People with depression appear to have lower levels of the vitamin E alpha-tocopherol circulating in their bloodstream, report researchers, who will investigate further whether vitamin E supplements can help their...
Kelp seaweed, the brown plant often found washed ashore on beaches, could help to fight hormone-related cancers, suggests new animal research.
About 19 per cent of people have a genetic variation that may increase susceptibility to osteoporosis, a new study reveals.
A compound derived from a rare South American plant stops the growth of human breast cancer cells in laboratory cultures, report US scientists in a journal this month.
Anaemic mothers who took iron supplements reported significant improvement in depression and anxiety levels after giving birth compared to those who took a placebo, shows a new study.
More than three-quarters of two to five-year-olds are not getting enough fiber, suggests an analysis by US researchers, who call on parents to give their children more whole-grain products and...
Six-year-olds whose mothers are overweight are 15 times more likely to be obese than children of slim mothers, shows new research out of the US.
Researchers are advising parents and educators to teach teenagers how to interpret nutritional facts labels on foods, after a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicated that those who...
Efforts to prevent osteoporosis, generally considered a disease of elderly women, should actually start before puberty, suggests new research into calcium supplements.
Meat and dairy products with higher levels of the healthy fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could be available in just three years, say scientists at the Rowett Research Institute in...
Emerging research looks set to position omega-3 fatty acids as a new ingredient for weight loss foods and supplements, reports Dominique Patton.
The type of dietary fats consumed by middle-aged men may be more important than reducing total fat intake to lower the risk of dying from heart disease, suggests a study...
Women keen on bananas, salads and root vegetables may be less likely to develop kidney cancer, suggests a new Swedish study.
Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory research on mice.
Slim mothers may be impacting the liver health of their babies in later life, say UK researchers.
The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) has criticized the American Journal of Nursing's reminder of the potentially dangerous interaction between grapefruit juice and certain medications as unscientific.