ARS researchers have identified, characterized, and synthesized two plant compounds, which be used in dietary supplements to inhibit blood clotting.
Researchers in America are working on a healthier soybean that contains far higher concentrations of health-protecting compounds than normal soybeans.
A calorie-restricted diet could slow down ageing of the heart and prolong lifespan, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
A team of international researchers claims to have 'direct evidence' for a cocoa flavanol improving blood vessel relaxation.
A daily dose of a tomato extract could lower blood pressure (BP) for people with moderate hypertension, reports research from Israel.
Purified ferritin from soybeans is easily adsorbed in the body and could provide a new way of raising iron levels in low-iron populations, reports a new study.
More than three wholegrain servings per day could reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults, new research claims.
A new review claims that a diet rich in carbohydrates may help improve insulin control, giving more support to FAO/WHO recommendations for a high-carbohydrate diet with low GI foods.
A diet rich in vegetable protein, but not animal protein, could prevent hypertension and related diseases, according to a large epidemiological study.
A new report claims omega-3 fatty acid supplements can protect against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in asthma sufferers, adding to previous studies linking fish oil to lung health.
Drinking tomato juice completely prevented emphysema in mice exposed to tobacco smoke, report researchers from Japan.
Eating more dairy foods, but not calcium supplements, could reduce body weight and body mass, claim researchers from Denmark.
Fish oil supplements will be given to a group of children with learning and behavioural difficulties in a new study to find out if the omega-3 fatty acids can improve...
Starting the day with an egg breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count is more likely to lead to weight loss in overweight people, suggests new research.
The British-based Chocolate Powder Company says it is testing the weight loss effects of a cocoa-based diet pill that could soon be ready for launch on the US weight loss...
Health charities are urging Hispanic women of childbearing age to take folic acid supplements to prevent birth defects in their offspring.
L-arginine amino acid supplements for heart attack patients may do more harm than good, according to a new study.
A compound found in fruits like olives, mangoes, strawberries and grapes fights cancer in human and animal cells, shows recent research.
Upping intake of vitamins C and E, zinc, and beta-carotene could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a third, suggests a new Dutch study.
Higher intakes of vitamin D could reduce the risk of certain cancers by as much as 50 per cent, suggests a new study, lending weight to calls for increased supplement...
Blacks and Native Americans are much more likely to use natural remedies made at home than whites, reveals new research.
Consumers are confused about the benefits of vitamin E for prostate cancer, Harvard doctors have claimed at the end of a year that has seen sales of the vitamin plummet.
Disappointing results from a two-year investigation into the effects of probiotics on allergies have forced Sweden's Biogaia to end the research.
A daily treat of dark chocolate can improve overall heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers from Zurich.
Bitter orange has virtually no effect on blood pressure or heart rate reports new research, supporting claims from previous studies.