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Vitamin D oversight endangers women

More than half of osteoporosis sufferers do not consume sufficient quantities of vitamin D, suggests new research - an oversight that could make them more vulnerable to falls and fractures.

Low fat diet could improve breast cancer prognosis

Breast cancer survivors who stick to a low fat diet could be 24 percent less likely to suffer a relapse than those eating a standard diet, according to researchers at...

Herbal group reacts to black cohosh study

A study presented this week showing that black cohosh supplements offer no benefit for hot flushes was probably too short to measure any effect, says the herbal science group the...

Low-g could reduce cardiovascular risk in obese

The low-glycemic-load diet has attracted growing numbers of weight- and health-conscious consumers over the past year. New research from the Children's Hospital in Boston provides further indication that their enthusiasm...

Mechanism for green tea's anti-cancer action revealed

Green tea appears to protect against cancer by affecting a 'promiscuous' protein that pharmaceutical experts are already targeting in their work on anti-cancer drugs, according to new research.

Black cohosh has no benefit on hot flushes, says US team

Black cohosh does not reduce hot flushes in women any better than a placebo, said US researchers yesterday.

Type 2 diabetes may begin with grandmother's diet

Insulin resistance typical of type 2 diabetes can be 'programmed' across two generations by poor nutrition during a grandmother's pregnancy and lactation, suggests a groundbreaking new animal study.

Fat in diet boosts metabolism

Fat consumption in the diet can lead to healthy blood levels of sugar and cholesterol, say researchers.

Sodium, calcium absorption may be race related

Varying rates of hypertension and osteoporosis in African-American and Caucasian adolescent girls may be explained by the different ways in which their bodies handle sodium and calcium, according to recent...

Lipid Nutrition introduces pine nut fat to stop overeating

A fatty acid extracted from pine nuts can suppress appetite and reduce the amount of food people feel like eating, according to Dutch firm Lipid Nutrition, introducing the new weight...

Wrong form of theanine interferes with absorption

D-theanine can inhibit the body's absorption of the amino L-theanine and may present a health risk to consumers, suggest researchers at Iowa University.

Preterm infants may benefit from fatty acids

Feeding formulas containing fatty acids such as docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) may improve the development of preterm infants.

Nutritional advice encourages growth in infants

The quality and extent of nutritional advice given to families in developing countries should be improved to reduce stunted growth in infants, said The Lancet today.

Changing carbs for protein helps reduce stomach fat

Substituting a modest amount of protein for carbohydrate may reduce abdominal obesity, say researchers reporting on data gathered from a diverse multi-ethnic population.

Vitamin C may counter some of smoking's effects on foetus

High doses of vitamin C may have the potential to counteract some of the negative effects on the foetus caused by a mother's smoking, suggests research in monkeys.

Flax lignans: a cure for hair loss?

For many men, losing their hair is a frustrating but inevitable part of the aging process. But a pilot study carried out by Dutch ingredients company Acatris suggests that taking...

Natural enzyme helps mice live longer

Mice genetically engineered to produce the human antioxidant enzyme catalase lived about 20 per cent longer than normal mice, reported US scientists last week, providing further evidence for the theory...

Get vitamin D from supplements not sunshine

Medical experts are warning that people wanting to boost their vitamin D should do so by supplementing their diet rather than putting themselves at risk of skin cancer by increasing...

Scientists dig deep into plant extracts

Scientists at Rutgers University are investigating whether plant extracts can genuinely cut risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes or other serious illnesses.

Gene study suggests vitamin E helps blocks Alzheimer's

Scientists have found genetic proof that vitamin E can help protect against Alzheimer's disease, said DSM yesterday.

Fatty acids help DCD kids to behave

Supplementation with fatty acids may be a safe and effective way of dealing with educational and behavioral problems among children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), according to an Oxford University...

Supplement use starts needlessly early, say researchers

Many parents start supplementing their childrens' diets with vitamins and minerals from birth even though they are deriving adequate nutrition from food, according to a University of Iowa study.

Milk thistle "does not" lower mortality

A review of current research has suggested that milk thistle - widely used as an alternative medicine - does not lower mortality in alcoholic or hepatitis B or C liver...

Vitamins E and C are safe, says CRN-led review

Leading experts undertaking a major review of the scientific literature on dosage safety of vitamins E and C have concluded that vitamin E is safe for the general population at...

Human genome explains 5-Loxin's anti-inflammatory effect

A new study has boosted credence in PL Thomas' 5-Loxin ingredient for joint health and inflammation disorders by identifying its anti-inflammatory and collagen-sparing mechanisms and demonstrating in vivo effects similar...

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