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Beer beats white wine for antioxidants

Researchers in Australia claim that drinking beer can be just as good for your health as red wine, reports Ananova.com. A study was carried out...

Fish fatty acids linked to mature brain development in infants

Pregnant women who eat more of a key fatty acid found in fish give their babies better chances of mature brain development, finds a new...

Research on soy and garlic inadequate, experts conclude

Research has yet to find evidence soy and garlic supplements have any health benefits at all, experts in the US agreed last week. Garlic and...

ADM adds to patents for soy isoflavones

Archer Daniels Midland has been awarded its fifth and sixth patents for the use of concentrated isoflavones in combination with other plant-derived phytochemicals. The latest...

Milk drinkers less likely to suffer fractures

Children who avoid drinking cows' milk are twice as likely to fracture bones than their milk-drinking counterparts, according to researchers at the University of Otago...

Magnesium's impact on blood pressure explained

New research published in this week's issue of Nature could help scientists to explain the role of magnesium in regulating blood pressure. The study shows...

Research offers insight into caffeine

A protein that intensifies and prolongs caffeine's kick is identified in this week`s issue of the science journal Nature.Although caffeine is probably the world's most...

Olympic Committee gets clearance for sports supplements

ConsumerLab has released details of the first nine products to pass its "Athletic Banned Substances Screening Program". The programme was set up at the request...

Caffeine to kick cancer and heart disease?

A compound found in many foods and drinks could form the basis for new drugs to defeat cancer and heart disease, scientists at University College...

Marijuana drug hits new highs

US researchers are developing a marijuana-derived synthetic compound to relieve pain and inflammation without the mood-altering side-effects associated with other marijuana-based drugs. At the American...

Red wine study finds new evidence to explain benefits

Scientists have moved one step closer to understanding the 'French Paradox'. A recent study carried out in France claims to have found differences in the...

Forget the benefits of gingko biloba - new study calls herb into question

Ginkgo biloba has no beneficial effect on memory and related mental functions of healthy older adults when taken following manufacturer's instructions, according to a study...

Almonds lower cholesterol despite fat content

Further evidence to suggest that almonds could benefit our health hit the press this week as scientists in Canada report that almonds significantly lowered bad...

Herbals and cancer drugs - a dangerous combination?

Researchers in the Netherlands have found that the herbal dietary supplement St John's wort interferes with the metabolism, and potentially the effectiveness of the chemotherapy...

Further evidence supports role of diet in eye health

A new study suggests that Xangold natural lutein ester supplements, made by natural ingredients manufacturer Cognis Nutrition and Health, may promote eye health in an...

Major funding for vitamin E research

The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US is to award in excess of a...

Honey to beat cholesterol

Honey contains similar levels of antioxidants as broccoli, and a range of antioxidants comparable to that found in apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries, according to...

Potential for cancer treatment 'mushrooms' with new research

Research on the healing properties of some mushrooms could lead to new methods of treatment and prevention of cancer, reports Ananova.com. Cancer Research UK has...

Microalgae supplement could be anti-inflammatory agent

A product made from Hawaiian-grown microalgae may help to provide relief from inflammatory diseases. Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant derived from microalgae manufactured by Mera Pharmaceuticals,...

Broccoli compound could prevent breast cancer

Researchers have developed a new compound, designed from a known anti-cancer agent found in broccoli, that shows potential for preventing breast cancer. Apparently less toxic...

Controversial Thai herb promoted by government

Thailand's Health Ministry has selected a controversial herb as one of four herbs being promoted as Thai traditional medicine, reports the Straits Times. Kwao kreu...

Impact of fatty diets on women's health studied for first time

The belief that a fatty diet is potentially harmful to human health gained more credence this week when a sixteen-year study found one of the...

Good results for BSP Pharma trials

BSP Pharma, a joint venture between Aarhus Oliefabrik and pharmaceutical company Astion, has reported strong results in pre-clinical trials on its shea nut oil-based treatments....

Red clover isoflavones beat hot flushes

Two new studies carried out on the red clover dietary supplement Promensil show that it is effective at reducing the frequency and severity of hot...

Vitamin E may not help immune response in elderly

Taking a daily vitamin E supplement does not prevent respiratory infections in older people and could even aggravate symptoms in those who do get a...

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