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Soy-rich diet cuts prostate cancer marker

Two servings of soy a day reduced levels of the prostate cancer marker PSA in free-living men by 14 percent, but didn't affect testosterone levels, says a new pilot study...

Folic acid fortification boosting adolescent health

Adolescents, an often overlooked population, could also be reaping the benefits of folic acid fortification of enriched grain products with lower levels of a marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD), says...

Beer extract could protect against prostate cancer

The flavonoid xanthohumol found in hops could help prevent prostate cancer, but the scientists suggest supplements rather than beer for exploiting the potential benefits.

Citrus peel extract shows benefits for diabetes

A daily supplement of an extract from citrus peel could reduce insulin resistance in hamsters, suggesting the extract might also help prevent diabetes in humans, says a North American study.

More support for selenomethionine bioavailability

A new study from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine supports other studies that selenomethionine is more bioavailable than selenium selenite and high-selenium yeast.

Vitamin-producing bacteria could lead to cheaper fortified dairy

Adding riboflavin-producing bacteria to standard yoghurt could boost the nutritional value and cut costs of conventional fortification, suggests a joint Argentine-Dutch study.

Seditol helps sleepless in Cincinnati

A recent study found 88 percent of participants had better sleep after taking Next Pharmaceuticals' Seditol - findings that could encourage use of the blend of botanical extracts over drugs.

Strong evidence for lignans' breast cancer protection

A high intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of breast cancer for pre-menopausal women by 78 per cent, says new research from Germany that adds significantly to the...

CoQ10 focus

Science searches for new CoQ10 benefits

As the science behind the understanding of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) expands, so does the list of health conditions that could potentially benefit from supplements.

Coffee could reduce risk of alcoholic cirrhosis, study finds

A study has found drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 80 percent, suggesting that an ingredient in coffee may...

Carotenoids linked to lower risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

High daily intakes of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as vegetables in general, could reduce the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by almost 50 per cent, says a new study.

More support for cinnamon extract benefits for diabetics

A daily supplement of an aqueous cinnamon extract improved blood-glucose levels in type-2 diabetics by over ten percent, say German researchers - supporting previous studies into the benefits of the...

Mango cookies could boost dietary fibre intake, says research

Extracts from mangos are a rich source of dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble, with good antioxidant properties and can easily be used in bakery products to boost public consumption,...

Accelerade studies support protein role in sports nutrition

The addition of protein to sports drink formulations delivers benefits for performance, rehydration and muscle recovery says PacificHealth Laboratories, following four studies that tested its Accelerade drink against carbohydrate-only sports...

Custard goes functional with bioactive ingredients

Custard could soon be going functional with soy isoflavones or antioxidants from olive oil, as research from the Netherlands shows that the popular dessert can easily be enhanced and release...

Research center to bridge Canadian commodities and health

Canada's University of Manitoba is already enticing nutraceutical and functional food companies to its new research centre - providing an axis point for industry, researchers and government in the subject.

Chilled, cut fruit keep nutrients as well as fresh

Minimal processing of fruit - cutting, packaging and chilling - does not affect the nutritional content even after nine days, says an international study that could promote healthy eating on...

Women on the pill could benefit from Q10, vit E

Women taking oral contraceptives have lower levels of the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E, and could possibly benefit from supplements, suggests a new study.

Antioxidant-rich soy sauce could protect against CVD

Adding a dash of sauce of dark soy sauce to your daily diet could improve antioxidant levels and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, say scientists from Singapore.

Zinc supplements could protect against CVD

Zinc supplements may decrease the risk of heart disease, says an animal study from Singapore, results that appear to support previous benefits afforded by the mineral.

Omega-3, quercitrin combo could ease bowel inflammation

A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and the flavonoid quercitrin may work to reduce inflammation in the large intestine associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, says an animal study...

New support for coffee's heart protection benefits

Antioxidants from coffee may reduce the risk of postmenopausal women developing cardiovascular disease, report researchers from Norway and the US - lending more support to previous studies on the beverage's...

Guar gum derivative could reduce gut inflammation

Increasing intake of foods with a functional partially hydrolysed guar gum (PHGG) ingredient could reduce gut inflammation by over 20 per cent, according to a Japanese study with mice.

Obese could benefit from more fiber, from diet and supplements

Dietary fiber may play a key role in obesity, suggest study results that may lead to high fiber products aimed specifically at the obese.

Low-carb diet could improve cholesterol levels, say scientists

A new clinical trial from the US has reported that a low-carb diet improves cholesterol levels, as a second study in a week reports health benefits for this once bright...