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Antioxidants to tackle old age

What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases? What changes occur in the human body when ageing? A European funded study, co-ordinated by the...

Natural ingredients: the future?

Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries, blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart...

Supplements soothe the gums

US nutritional supplement supplier Carolwood Corporation is making the claim that the supplement Lignisul MSM could be good for our gums. The company recently announced...

Powerful properties of garlic

Raw garlic consumption could help limit the damage done to the heart after surgery because of its natural antioxidant properties, according to a new study...

Food pyramid report confuses consumer

A 1,000 page Dietary Reference Intake Report issued last week by the US National Academies' Institute of Medicine has people even more confused about what...

Food industry welcomes 'sound advice' on healthy eating

The US Institute of Medicine yesterday released new guidelines on healthy eating in a bid to reduce the growing levels of cardiovascular disease in the...

Doctors say fish oil supplements could help ME patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome or ME may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to doctors, who also suggest that taking daily fish...

OTC herbals putting patients at risk, warn experts

Britons are spending £126 million a year on herbal medicines but herbalists say that many are endangering their health by taking inappropriate remedies, reported British...

High numbers of cancer patients use alternative treatments

A survey of adult cancer patients in western Washington has found that more than 70 per cent use alternative therapies and almost all report substantial...

High-starch diet could raise risk of pancreatic cancer

A diet high in starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and white bread may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in women who are overweight...

Modest wine drinking may reduce risk of second heart attack

Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a second heart...

Biotech soybean prevents allergic reactions

Soybeans are being developed to turn off a protein that triggers allergic reactions in some children and adults, US Agriculture Department scientists said yesterday. The...

Study proves contamination of prostate cancer supplement

A chemical analysis of PC-SPES, a recently recalled herbal dietary supplement commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer, has shown that the supplement was contaminated...

Dairy foods could lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who consume a large amount of dairy foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of...

Women need more antioxidants than men

A new study suggests that women may need more antioxidants than men because they experience more oxidation, a link to higher risk of heart disease...

Coffee acts just like cocaine, says scientist

Every morning millions of people around the world reach for the world's most popular 'fix' to help them start their day. A scientist in the...

High-fibre diet has no effect on prostate cancer incidence

A low-fat, high-fibre diet heavy in fruits and vegetables has no impact on PSA levels in men over a four-year period, and does not affect...

Nutraceutical compound kills brain cancer cells

A chemical isolated from a weed that grows in mountain meadows in the western United States kills the cells of an aggressive brain cancer that...

Mothers' vitamin intake could prevent risk of cancer

Mothers who take vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their baby developing neuroblastoma, a type of cancer which affects the...

Early consumption of soy brings most benefits

Eating soy foods on a regular basis - especially during adolescence - might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive medicine researchers at...

Vitamin combo helps prevent further heart problems

Taking a combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 over a six-month period can help prevent the recurrence of blocked arteries in patients...

Echinacea study receives major US funding

A three-year clinical trial on the popular herbal supplement echinacea has received $2.2 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health. Said to...

Wholegrains fight type 2 diabetes, finds study

Men with a high consumption of wholegrains may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Nutritional supplements may combat muscle loss

Early indications show that nutritional supplements may lessen muscle atrophy brought on by space travel, prolonged bed confinement or immobility. In a study designed to...

Acrylamide found in coffee

After several studies highlighting the benefits of coffee on health, German researchers say they have found traces of a possible cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide, in coffee....

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