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.
A low-glycaemic index diet may not be any help for obese people trying to lose weight, contrary to growing popular belief, suggests a new study out of the US.
The natural vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol (TCT) may protect the brain against stroke- and glutamate-induced degeneration, according to researchers in a new animal study.
Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.
For the first time, papers on phenolics and flavonoids have been included in the Office of Dietary Supplements' (ODS) Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research, indicating heightened...
Americans may not be making the connection between brain health and foods that are believed to promote it, suggests a survey conducted on behalf of omega-3 oil producer Martek Biosciences.
A diet rich in vitamin C and B vitamins appears to protect against adenomas in the bowel, even in smokers, report French researchers.
US scientists have explained how one of the forms of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid found in dairy products, could reduce inflammatory disease.
A new technique that allows researchers to track carotenoids consumed in plant foods through the body's bloodstream confirms the role of plant beta-carotene in raising vitamin A levels.
Government warnings about the mercury contamination of fish could threaten overall consumption of the healthy food, say researchers in a new study.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of dry eye syndrome, suggests a newly published study.
An oral combination of three Chinese herbs could be as effective as conventional medicines at alleviating asthma symptoms but without such severe side effects, report Chinese and American researchers.
An international collaboration to research the safety and efficacy of South African medicinal plants has attracted a $4.4 million, four-year grant from NCCAM, and could result in plant-based therapies for...
Compounds in cranberries, thought to help prevent urinary preventions, may also fight the development of cancer, report US researchers today.
A new study has highlighted yet again that doctors are not always aware of their patients' CAM habits. This time the group consists of cancer sufferers, who the researchers say...