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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....

Vitamins and alternative medicine have negative impact on HIV patients

Two thirds of HIV patients are using therapies such as multivitamins and Chinese herbs which could have serious negative consequences, according to research from the...

Caffeine could be potential cancer cure

Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an extract from...

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...

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