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Vitamins could halve likelihood of infections

A daily multivitamin may reduce the chances of getting ill, say US researchers, who find that diabetics could gain significant benefits from a daily vitamin....

Green tea fails to help prostate cancer patients

Green tea is not an effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer, say researchers, although the plant has been associated with many other health benefits. Researchers...

DHA food increases gestation in pregnant mothers

Pregnant mothers who ate DHA-enriched eggs during the last three months of pregnancy had an increased length of gestation, report researchers. The team found that...

WHO report misleading on diet guidelines

The food industry has voiced its objections to the recently published draft WHO report on diet and nutrition and the prevention of diseases. The draft...

Diving for pearls

US supplier of functional colourants Colorcon has launched a new pearlescent pigment system - Pearlicoat - for the confectionery and snack industry. The thin-coat product...

Clean bill of health for Aussie food supply

Australia's food supply is one of the safest and cleanest in the world, according to results of the 20th Australian Total Diet Survey released last...

WHO report - diet held responsible for obesity crisis

"The biggest global health burden for the world is dietary in origin." according to Professor Philip James, chairman of the health think-tank International Obesity TaskForce,...

Melon rind may hold potent cure

Could a cure to sickle-cell-related deficiencies lie in the rind of the honey-like bounty of Mediterranean summers? Scientists in the US would have us believe...

Omega-3 powers explained?

New research seems to explain how Omega-3 fatty acids consumed in oily fish protects against stroke and heart disease. A team of researchers from the...

Vitamin K - low intake may have raised health risk

Women with a low vitamin K intake may be at increased risk of bone fractures, suggests research in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Doctors speak against 'fad' diets

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has released a statement opposing popular fad diets as a means for losing weight. In its statement, the...

Pallone puts pressure on health secretary

"I am concerned that continuing promises have been made without results," Congressman Frank Pallone said in a letter to the Secretary for Health Tommy Thompson...

Overweight children fail to meet govt targets

More than 20 per cent of Los Angeles school children are overweight, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American College...

New clinical trial for weight-loss formula

Humanetics Corporation announced today that it has completed a clinical study that evaluated the weight loss effect of a new dietary supplement formulation that includes...

Fruity youth can help curb cancer

A childhood diet rich in fruit may protect against the development of certain cancers in later life, according to the findings of a long term...

Potential cure for coeliac disease

Results from a new study may lead to the first medical treatment for coeliac disease, a hereditary digestive disease that can damage the small intestine...

Mediterranean diet rules!

A Mediterranean diet significantly lessens the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, shows a small Swedish study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But it takes...

How sweet is your coffee?

The sweetening system used in hot tea and coffee can have an influence on the overall taste profile of the drink, according to new research....

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories gets 'superior' rating

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, a preservative and nutraceutical products company, today announced that its NuPreserv manufacturing facility has received a 'superior' rating from the American...

Are you a 'supertaster'?

"Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are," wrote French gastronome Brillat-Savarin, in his 19th century tome, The Physiology of...

Cargill moves base

The European business centre for the amalgamated Cargill/Cerestar starch, sweetener and derivatives operations is to move from Paris to Mechelen in Brussels. The move follows...

Ginseng shows memory-boosting potential

A small study found that a ginseng compound improved the memory scores of people suffering from stroke-induced dementia, Chinese researchers reported last week. A ginseng...

Obesity - the most important cause of diabetes?

Elderly men and women with normal body weight still may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle...

Soya could be harmful to infants

Eating soya during pregnancy may damage the sexual development of unborn infants, say researchers in a report this week. Researchers in the US found that...

Fat intake could be link to diabetes

Intake of animal fat may be linked to the outcome of type 2 diabetes, according to researches studying subjects from a Mediterranean population. A team...

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