Thanksgiving and the holiday season are typically times of overindulgence - followed swiftly by concern over expanding waistlines and earnest efforts to shed pounds. But a Brigham Young University professor...
Giving vitamin D supplements to elderly living in care facilities appears to reduce their risk of falls, suggests another study.
Eating a traditional Mediterranean diet to protect heart health is unlikely to lead to weight gain, as some people previously feared, say Greek researchers.
Institut Rosell is gearing up for the launch of its new Probio'Stick on-the-go probiotic product. Its latest trial indicates that it may be helpful in dealing with some of the...
Injecting an amino acid, also available as a food supplement, into rats permanently changed their behaviour by altering expression of certain genes, US scientists have reported.
The heart health benefits of eating soy protein containing isoflavones received a boost this week, when researchers from John Hopkins University presented new research indicating their ability to reduce two...
Replacing some carbs with protein and monounsaturated fat can improve cholesterol levels, further lower blood pressure and reduce overall heart disease risk, suggests a new study out today.
Men who consume a lot of calcium may have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, concludes new research.
High fat-low carb diets, such as the once-trendy Atkins diet, appear to negatively impact the heart's energy stores, shows new research presented in the US this week.
Insufficient levels of selenium may raise the risk of knee osteoarthritis, US researchers will report tomorrow.
An herbal extract developed by New Chapter suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to new research.
Taking high doses of B vitamins may help reduce the risk of a second stroke and heart attacks, according to a new analysis.
Plant chemicals in olive oil, rather than the fatty acids, may be responsible for the good heart health widely observed in Mediterranean populations, say Spanish researchers.
Consuming more than 800 mg of calcium per day may be unnecessary for bone health if the body has enough vitamin D, say Icelandic researchers.
French scientists have reached a possible explanation for the weight loss effect of high-protein diets like Atkins.
US researchers have identified a protein that affects vitamin E's retention in prostate cells and helps the vitamin slow cancer growth.
Compounds in olive oil appear to protect against colon cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease in the Western world.
A prebiotic ingredient could significantly lower the glycaemic index of food products when used in replacement for sugar, according to a new study.
Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine, lowers levels of the amyloid-beta peptides that cause the plaques in the brain leading to Alzheimer's disease, shows new research.
Fruit and vegetable compounds shown to protect against cancer in epidemiological studies could be much more powerful if processors and breeders paid closer attention to their preservation, say Dutch researchers.
Broccoli's ability to fight Helicobacteri pylori, the bacterium responsible for most stomach cancers, has been demonstrated in a human study for the first time, claim Japanese researchers.
A new study has shown that taking melatonin and using a light box for several days before crossing time zones can help travelers avoid jet lag by resetting their Circadian...
The herbal gingko biloba may lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer, US researchers say.
The role of probiotics in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) came under the spotlight at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology this weekend. The...
A combination of natural minerals from the Sierra Mountains shows promise in reducing the pain of arthritis, according to a study published in the Journal of Inflammation.