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Soy-rich diets may cut risk of breast cancer in older women

Consuming tofu and other soy-based foods significantly lowers levels of a class of oestrogens normally associated with breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to...

Scientific evidence fails to boost fruit and veg intake

Some Californians are eating even less fruit and vegetables than they did more than a decade ago, according to new data released by the California...

Antioxidants present in Chinese veg too

Common Chinese vegetables contain antioxidants with potential health benefits, researchers reported this week at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, UK. The presence of antioxidants...

Crabshell toothpaste to combat decay

Toothpaste made from crab shells may reduce dental infections according to British researchers who hope to see the product on sale in a year's time,...

Poor real boosts Bunge profits

Bunge, set to become the world's top soybean processor with the acquisition of French rival Cereol, said on Monday that it expected third-quarter earnings to...

Soyfoods - the latest research

New scientific research from Brazil has demonstrated again the health benefits of soyfoods, showing strong data indicating that isoflavone treatment can be a safe and...

EU approval for Cereol purchase

The European Commission on Friday cleared the proposed acquisition of French-based food company Cereol by US company Bunge. The move shoots Bunge ahead of US...

Dietary guidelines: a role in cancer risk reduction?

A study has found that compliance with the Dietary Guidelines established in 1980 advising Americans on nutrition to promote health may reduce the overall risk...

Neptune's krill oil fights PMS symptoms, finds early results

Canadian company Neptune Technologies and Bioressources said that interim data from clinical trials of its Neptune Krill Oil show that it is effective in treating...

Super antioxidant is natural fertility treatment

The antioxidant Pycnogenol improved the quality and function of sperm in men with fertility problems by a mean of 38 per cent and 19 per...

Vitamin D impact on prostate cancer

Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University in the US on Thursday announced the launch of a national study to investigate the effect of...

Artificial sweeteners get healthy boost

Artificial sweeteners are less likely to lead to weight gain than consumption of foods containing sucrose, according to research from the US published this week....

Mood food - research finds a strong link between certain foods and mental health

Eating certain foods can improve mental health, suggests a survey of 200 people carried out in Britain. Researchers said that 88 per cent of those...

Green tea may fight allergies

New evidence suggests that drinking the increasingly popular green tea may provide some relief to allergy sufferers. Researchers in Japan identified a compound in green...

Ocean Spray restructures in growing market

US cranberry ingredients company Ocean Spray ITG has appointed Jim Lesser as group marketing manager of ITG & Foods Team. The move is part of...

Bio-organic sweetener from Cargill

Starch ingredients company Cerestar formally launched a bio-organic sweetener at Health Ingredients Europe in Paris this week. Produced in a new plant in Switzerland, CBio-Sweet...

Folic acid - not just a woman's nutrient

Folic acid is not only a safeguard against spina bifida and other birth defects in babies - it can also prevent heart disease and strokes,...

Finger on the pulse

A leading referral source for complementary and alternative doctors in the US, the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), is calling for volunteers for...

Almonds touted as heart-healthy snack

People seeking to maintain a heart healthy diet should incorporate almonds into their diet, according to a new study, published in the American Heart Association's...

Vitamin E efficacy under scrutiny

Despite its early promise, taking vitamin E does not appear to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in healthy people, according to researchers from the USC...

CRN criticises IOM report over omega-3 intake

The recent publication of new Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) by the Food and Nutrition Board, part of the US Institute of Medicine, was broadly welcomed...

First genomic blueprint of broccoli's anti-cancer agent

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the blueprint of genes and enzymes in the body that enable sulforaphane, a...

Research on milk protein/heart disease link causes dispute

Research commissioned by New Zealand company A2 shows that there could be a link between heart disease and a protein in milk, according to a...

Fast-track teaching on dietary supplements

A US paediatrician has developed a way of educating healthcare professionals on herbal and dietary supplements via the Internet, without taking up too much of...

African herbs offer alternative to Western Aids drugs

Traditional African healers are helping to fight Aids in Tanzania by prescribing herbal medicines that boost patients' immune systems and appetites, helping them to fight...

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