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Iron reduces tiredness

Unexplained tiredness is common in young women, say doctors. Research in this week's British Medical Journal suggests that non-anaemic women with fatigue may benefit from...

Infant weight gain may be clue to adult obesity

Infants who gain weight quickly in the first few months after birth may be more likely to be obese as young adults, suggests new evidence....

Tea may fight bad breath

Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Polyphenols,...

Probiotic may offer relief for IBD sufferers

A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli probiotic oral suspension appeared to relieve patients of the major clinical symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in a...

Atkin's diet - slight edge over conventional approach

Research deemed to be the first 'controlled' trial of the Atkins Diet finds it may be as safe and effective as conventional diets. The Atkins...

Study finds beta-carotene raises cancer risk in smokers

Taking supplements of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene may increase the risk of colorectal cancer in smokers and drinkers, according to new research published this...

Lycopene interaction with smoking under spotlight

Researchers are recruiting cigarette smokers for a pilot study to evaluate the role of tomato lycopene in reducing oxidative stress, a factor leading to lung...

Selenium may prevent esophageal cancer

Selenium may inhibit progression toward esophageal cancer among people with the precancerous condition Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study. Researchers in the US found...

AACC challenges fiber definitions

The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) is challenging the definitions for dietary, functional, and total fiber published by the Food Nutrition Board (FNB) of...

AHCC attracts growing medical interest

Around 350 medical doctors from around the world are expected to attend this year's International AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) and GCP (Genistein Combined Polysaccharide)...

EU council thumbs up for intense sweeteners

Following a proposal from the European Commission to allow the use of two new intense sweeteners - sucralose and an aspartame-acesulfame - the European Competitiveness...

Probiotic therapy helps treat gastrointestinal disease

A highly concentrated probiotic preparation may be an effective treatment for ulcerative colitis patients who fail to respond to conventional medicine, reported researchers in the...

Stable season for Treatt

Despite an increase in sales UK flavour and fragrance company Treatt described trading for the six months to 31 March 2003 as 'challenging' this week,...

Broccoli could help fight cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, claim they have found that a chemical produced when digesting such greens as broccoli and kale can stifle...

No risk from mercury in seafood diet - study

Food safety agencies in a number of countries, including the UK and the US, have frequently warned pregnant mothers about eating certain types of seafood...

Bravo Foods works with Diabetes Research

Bravo Foods International, makers of low fat fortified milk drinks has teamed up with the Diabetes Research Institute in an effort to advocate new source...

'Raisin' the preservative stakes

The humble, yet nutritious, raisin could well be the next rival to sodium nitrite in the food preservative stakes, claim researchers from the US this...

Green tea may contain potent skin healing properties

Compounds in green tea may one day be able to treat common skin diseases and wounds, reports a researcher in the US. A team at...

High cal diet - a doubled-edged sword?

A high calorie diet seems to increase the chances of surviving bowel cancer for longer, although it may also be the cause of it in...

Selenium may counter summer sun

Increasing levels of selenium in the diet could protect the skin against damage caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun, suggests new research from Edinburgh...

WHO looks to food industry for support

The World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted the first roundtable meeting with senior executives from the food industries on Friday, to discuss ways in which the...

Rising costs knock MGP Ingredients results

Company results continue today with US ingredients company MGP Ingredients reporting net losses for the third quarter ended 31 March 2003 due to a combination...

American eating habits shaping up

Americans are making greater efforts to eat healthier as more than three in four state that eating right is important to them. The recent survey...

Multivits help diabetic mothers avoid birth defects

Taking multivitamins around the time of conception may reduce the risk of birth defects in children born to diabetic mothers, according to a study in...

Mixed fat diet more nutritious

People eating a mixed diet of lower-fat and high-fat foods consume more vitamins and minerals than those who stick to only lower-fat foods or high-fat...

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