US agribusiness firm Cargill is to expand its processing of Vistive, a low-linolenic soybean, which claims to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids in soybean oil.
Taking vitamin E and selenium supplements could reduce the toxicity of mercury from fish, indicates an animal study. If replicated in humans, the findings may mean pregnant women could consume...
Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that can be taken orally to regulate sleep patterns, reduced the blood pressure (BP) of hypertensive women, claim Italian researchers.
Almost 50 per cent of children in WIC clinics are given herbal remedies with known safety issues, says a study from Penn State, supporting calls for better education for herbal remedies.
Supplements and diet, and not sunlight, should be your source of vitamin D, dermatology experts have concluded after reviewing studies from both sides of the on-going debate.
A new statement on diet from the American Heart Association emphasises weight loss, cutting back on salt and alcohol and increasing dietary potassium as viable ways to reduce blood pressure,...
Omega-6 fatty acids speed up the growth of prostate tumor cells in the laboratory, according to a study published in today's issue of Cancer Research.
New research indicates that a diet rich in magnesium may lower the risk of colon cancer, supporting previous studies inversely linking intake of the mineral to the disease.
Mediterranean countries like France, Spain and Italy have some of the lowest rates of birth defects, a statistic that may be due to the local diet.
Little wonder consumers are confused about which foods are good for them, and which bad, when scientists use methods with almost no chance of meaningful results.
Sports drinks rich in antioxidants could reduce exercise-induced oxidative stress (EIOS), reports new research.
Eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day can cut the risk of stroke by 26 per cent, according to a new study in The Lancet (Vol....
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) levels for vitamin B12 should be increased by 500 per cent, according to Danish researchers - a recommendation which, if taken up, could lead to...
A new review study has poured water on claims that there is sufficient evidence to support a link between omega-3 consumption and a reduced risk of cancer.
Researchers in Finland investigating the blood-pressure lowering effect of a fermented milk drink with a high tripeptide concentration have concluded that it shows potential as a dietary approach to hypertension...
Consuming apple juice may protect against cell damage that contributes to age-related memory loss, conclude researchers investigating the benefits in mice.
Soy protein has little impact on cholesterol levels, concludes a new review, that raises questions about an FDA-approved health claim.
Drinking caffeine drinks appears to stifle the body's ability to boost blood flow to the heart during exercise, suggests new research out of Switzerland.
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may mitigate aggressive behavior in substance abusers, suggest researchers.
BioCell Technologies has released the results of a bioassay which supports the effectiveness of its dietary ingredient BioCell Collagen II in preventing wrinkles.
Researchers in Japan have identified the target for vitamin D, giving a new insight into how the vitamin helps reduce bone loss and osteoporosis.
Proliant Health and Biologicals has reported positive results in a company trial aimed at reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and improving quality of life of sufferers using its...
Milk from cows fed on soybeans and fish oils contained up to three times more conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), says a US study, suggesting new opportunities for functional dairy development.
The low carb boom may be over for businesses but some scientists remain convinced that it is a benefit approach to several health conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers from UCLA have claimed that a three-week high-fibre, low-fat diet can reverse type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) - conclusions that go against medical understanding of the conditions.