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ADA responds to med school nutrition failings

The American Dietetic Association has responsed to results from a study, reported on, that many medical schools fail to give adequate nutrition education to medical students.

Calcium supplements have 'little benefit' for kids

A review of 19 studies has concluded that kids do not benefit from calcium supplements and fortified foods, despite many not meeting recommended daily intakes of the mineral.

Omega 3s could cut risk of second heart attack

A daily supplement of omega-3 fatty acids in could reduce the risk of having a second heart attack, says a small clinical trial.

Med diet could slash Alzheimer's risk

Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 40 per cent, says a large US study.

Carrot juice waste may be new functional fiber source

The solid waste from carrot juice production is rich in insoluble fiber, could reduce cholesterol levels, and should be exploited as a functional ingredient, say Taiwanese researchers.

Prostate tumours shrunk by lycopene, vitamin E combo

A combination of lycopene and vitamin E suppressed the growth of prostate cancer in mice, but had no effect when used independently, say Dutch researchers.

Valio continues research into probiotic fruit juices

Finnish company Valio is continuing R&D into fruit juice-based probiotics, with a study in the journal LWT reporting excellent stability, survivability and tolerability of two strains.

Omega-3s vitamins combo offers CVD protection

A study has shown that a combined supplement containing omega-3, vitamin E and niacin offer antioxidant could offer protection against heart disease.

Blueberries show promise in protecting heart

Blueberries could strengthen blood vessels against oxidative stress that may lead to heart disease, says new research - news that could boost already impressive sales.

Insoluble fibre could protect against diabetes, more evidence

A German clinical trial has reported that eating a fibre-enriched bread for only three days improved insulin sensitivity in overweight and obese women by eight per cent, as the evidence...

More support for vitamin K's protection from osteoarthritis

Higher intake of vitamin K, found naturally in cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, and other green leafy vegetables, could reduce the risk of osteoarthritic knee problems by 40 per cent, says new research.

Med schools failing on nutrition teaching

Almost 60 per cent of US medical schools do not meet recommendations for nutrition education for med students, producing physicians - the first port of call for nutrition advice for...

High-dose vitamin D supplements act as anti-inflammatory

A high-dose vitamin D supplement inhibit pro-inflammatory and boost anti-inflammatory molecules and could help people with heart failure, says a German clinical trial.

Low GI diet could protect eyes against AMD

Eating a low glycemic index (GI) diet could reduce the risk of the incurable eye disease, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), by more than 60 per cent, says a new study.

Raising vitamin D intake could cut risk of many cancers

Raising the RDA of vitamin D from 400 IU to 1500 IU could cut the number of deaths from cancer by 30 per cent, say the US scientists investigating the...

More support for flavonoids' anticancer activity

Increased flavonoid intake might offer protection against breast and ovarian cancer, said scientists at this week's 97th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Vitamin C could lower body fat levels

Increasing intake of vitamin C improves the body's ability to oxidize fat and can reduce fatigue, said US researchers at this week's Experimental Biology 2006 in San Francisco.

Popular spices may stop cancer growth

Ginger and chilli peppers may inhibit the growth of certain cancers, said scientists at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Choose soy food over supplements, says cancer review

A review of 18 studies has led researchers to claim that soy products may protect against breast cancer, but that consumers should be wary of high-dose supplements - conclusions that...

Calorie-restricted diet could slow aging

Restricting your intake of calories may not only help people live longer, as well as losing weight, say the scientists behind a clinical trial.

Tomato juice could lower inflammation

Italian researchers have reported that a daily glass of tomato juice could lower markers for inflammation by over 30 per cent, but has no effect on the immune system, adding...

Review hails vegetarian diet-weight loss claims

People who follow a vegetarian diet are likely to have body weights as much as 20 per cent less than non-veggies, and are at lower risk of serious diseases, says...

Vitamin D linked to lower breast cancer risk

Women who had more exposure to sun during puberty, or who have high intakes of the vitamin as adults, are less likely to develop breast cancer, say scientists at today's...

Calcium, vitamin D may lower diabetes risk

High intake of calcium and vitamin D, particularly from supplements, may lower the risk of diabetes by 33 per cent, say American scientists, as a leading European clinician reports that...

Omega-3s could stop liver cancer cells growth

Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent or inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh at today's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer...

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