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Egg-breakfast fills you up for longer

Starting the day with an egg breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count is more likely to lead to weight loss in overweight people, suggests new research.

Britons working on chocolate diet pill

The British-based Chocolate Powder Company says it is testing the weight loss effects of a cocoa-based diet pill that could soon be ready for launch on the US weight loss...

Hispanic women urged to take folic acid supplements

Health charities are urging Hispanic women of childbearing age to take folic acid supplements to prevent birth defects in their offspring.

L-arginine may be harmful for heart attack patients

L-arginine amino acid supplements for heart attack patients may do more harm than good, according to a new study.

Fruit compound fights prostate cancer in lab

A compound found in fruits like olives, mangoes, strawberries and grapes fights cancer in human and animal cells, shows recent research.

More support for antioxidant reduction of AMD risk

Upping intake of vitamins C and E, zinc, and beta-carotene could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a third, suggests a new Dutch study.

Strong calls for greater vitamin D intake

Higher intakes of vitamin D could reduce the risk of certain cancers by as much as 50 per cent, suggests a new study, lending weight to calls for increased supplement...

Cultural differences may explain home remedy use

Blacks and Native Americans are much more likely to use natural remedies made at home than whites, reveals new research.

Vitamin E and prostate cancer - anything concrete?

Consumers are confused about the benefits of vitamin E for prostate cancer, Harvard doctors have claimed at the end of a year that has seen sales of the vitamin plummet.

Biogaia writes off allergy study

Disappointing results from a two-year investigation into the effects of probiotics on allergies have forced Sweden's Biogaia to end the research.

More support for dark chocolate's heart benefits.

A daily treat of dark chocolate can improve overall heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers from Zurich.

Further support for bitter orange safety

Bitter orange has virtually no effect on blood pressure or heart rate reports new research, supporting claims from previous studies.

Omega-3 fatty acids can improve COPD symptoms

A diet rich in omega-3 and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could improve lung function for COPD sufferers, reports a study from Japan.

Tea drinkers have lower ovarian cancer risk

Drinking more than two cups of tea daily can reduce the risk of ovariancancer by half, according to results from a large Swedish study.

More vitamin D linked to better lung health

High levels of vitamin D may help our lungs stay healthy, according toresearchers from New Zealand.

Omega oils could improve child's behaviour, learning

Supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 oils can improve the behaviour of rowdykids and help language skills, researchers from England have found.

Pistachios and sesame seeds richest source of phytosterols

Pistachios and sesame seeds contain more cholesterol-reducing compounds than most other nuts and seeds, according to an extensive study.

Calorie control weight-loss may depend on genes

Dieters who fail to lose weight on a calorie-controlled diet may take heart at new research from Tufts University, which indicates that it may be down to their genes.

Magnesium could reduce osteoporosis risk

Increasing magnesium intake could increase bone density in the elderly andreduce the risk of osteoporosis, suggests a large American study.

Leucine supplements could help prevent muscle loss

A leucine-rich diet could reduce age-related muscle loss, say French researchers who have reported positive results on rats.

'Super Broccoli' offers anti-cancer hope

A team of British researchers is breeding a type of 'super broccoli' containing over three times the normal levels of an anti-cancer compound.

Modified Atkins diet could help epileptic children

The Atkins diet may have fallen out of favor with those looking to lose weight, but new research suggests that a version of the low-carb, high-fat regime could help control...

Crushed and ground flax seeds more bioavailable

Crushing or grinding flaxseeds makes the enterolignans more bioavailable to humans, indicates a new study, which could have some bearing on their use in food and supplement products.

Coffee and tea might reduce liver disease risks

Drinking more than two cups of coffee or tea daily appears to cut the risk of chronic liver disease by half, reports new research from America.

Iron, calcium linked to lung cancer

Iron and calcium are linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in new research from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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