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Scientists to pursue onion trail in cancer prevention

Onions and solar radiation exposure could help prevent prostate cancer, while meat and dairy products could be risk factors, finds a recent 32 country wide study.

Garlic 'smart bomb' destroys tumors in mice

Scientists in Israel have developed a new delivery method that allows the garlic compound allicin to selectively kill cancer cells, leaving healthy ones intact.

Research supports '3-a-day' dairy foods

The US government could save more than $200 billion in healthcare costs in the next five years if it could persuade American adults to eat three or four servings of...

Soy isoflavones do not disrupt infant development, suggest scientists

With increasing numbers of Americans turning to soy-based infant formulas, a new study finds soy isoflavones do not act like female hormones in infants, suggests new research from the government's...

NuCycle in cancer prevention

US-based Integrated BioPharma and The Institute for Cancer Prevention (IFCP) are to jointly research and develop compounds with anti-carcinogenic activity produced by transgenic plants.

Probiotic therapy helps recovery from surgery

Long-term use of a probiotic helped patients recover from a post-surgical complication in tests carried out in Europe, report researchers.

US teenagers - the fattest in the world

The US has the highest prevalence of overweight teens according to a new global study. But obesity in all age groups is believed to be on the increase, according to...

Caffeine linked to lower type 2 diabetes risk long-term

Men and women who drank more coffee and other caffeinated beverages were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who drank few or no caffeinated beverages, report researchers...

Vegetable compound may be cancer cure

Vegetables such as as broccoli and cabbage have been shown to protect against cancer but US scientists have now patented a compound derived from these greens with a new use...

Whole soy protein, not isoflavones, lower cholesterol

Soy isoflavones may not offer the benefits to heart health often attributed to soyfoods, finds a new study that suggests that another part of the plant could be responsible for...

Fast food link to obesity risk confirmed

Children both increase intake of calories and lower the nutritional value of their diet on days when they consume fast food, shows a new study by teams from the Agricultural...

Magnesium may fight onset of type 2 diabetes

A diet high in magnesium may help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes, especially in people who are overweight, suggests evidence reported in two new studies out next month....

Fishy findings on mental health

People who eat a lot of seafood may be less likely to suffer from bipolar disorders, say researchers, who report that their findings support the ongoing research into the effect...

Obesity link to prostate cancer?

Obese men with prostate cancer are more likely to have aggressive tumors and to experience cancer recurrence after surgery compared to men of normal weight or those who are overweight...

Higher lycopene levels halve heart disease risk in women

Women who eat tomato products regularly may be at lower risk of heart disease, suggests a new study that has linked higher blood levels of the tomato compound lycopene to...

Could broccoli consumption prevent prostate cancer?

A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) has received a $1.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study prostate cancer prevention by phytochemicals found in broccoli.

Grape juice to regain youth

Grape juice significantly improved short-term memory and some neuro-motor skills such as coordination and balance in preliminary research on animals, presented last month.

Ginger for pregnant women, probably safe

Ginger, taken by pregnant women to ease morning sickness, appears to be safe for the foetus, report researchers, but they found it only had a mild effect on sickness.

Increasing calcium, preventive therapy for childhood obesity?

Children should be strongly encouraged to regularly include calcium-rich foods and drinks in their diets, report US researchers, after a new study confirms the negative association between the mineral and...

Diet could help hay fever sufferers

German researchers have found further evidence that components of diet, particularly fatty acids and antioxidants, might be able to inhibit symptoms of hay fever in adults.

Ontarians missing out on fruit and veg quota

Ontario residents are eating too few vegetables and fruits and are missing out on their cancer fighting benefits, according to the results of a new survey completed by Cancer Care...

GLA-based supplement helps reduce dry eye

An eye health supplement containing gamma linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase lactoferrin production, helping to reduce dry eye, reports its Nevada-based manufacturer ScienceBased Health.

Vitamin D, cod liver oil protect against diabetes

Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests new trials out this month....

Tomatoes to fight strokes?

New research coming out of Japan suggests that tomato varieties could have a significant impact on anti-thrombotic activity, both in vitro and in vivo.

IOM support for DRIs threatens supplement industry

Government authorities in the United States and Canada should use the current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) to label nutrients in food and dietary supplements, argues a new report from the...