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Honey to beat cholesterol

Honey contains similar levels of antioxidants as broccoli, and a range of antioxidants comparable to that found in apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries, according to...

Potential for cancer treatment 'mushrooms' with new research

Research on the healing properties of some mushrooms could lead to new methods of treatment and prevention of cancer, reports Ananova.com. Cancer Research UK has...

Microalgae supplement could be anti-inflammatory agent

A product made from Hawaiian-grown microalgae may help to provide relief from inflammatory diseases. Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant derived from microalgae manufactured by Mera Pharmaceuticals,...

Broccoli compound could prevent breast cancer

Researchers have developed a new compound, designed from a known anti-cancer agent found in broccoli, that shows potential for preventing breast cancer. Apparently less toxic...

Controversial Thai herb promoted by government

Thailand's Health Ministry has selected a controversial herb as one of four herbs being promoted as Thai traditional medicine, reports the Straits Times. Kwao kreu...

Impact of fatty diets on women's health studied for first time

The belief that a fatty diet is potentially harmful to human health gained more credence this week when a sixteen-year study found one of the...

Good results for BSP Pharma trials

BSP Pharma, a joint venture between Aarhus Oliefabrik and pharmaceutical company Astion, has reported strong results in pre-clinical trials on its shea nut oil-based treatments....

Red clover isoflavones beat hot flushes

Two new studies carried out on the red clover dietary supplement Promensil show that it is effective at reducing the frequency and severity of hot...

Vitamin E may not help immune response in elderly

Taking a daily vitamin E supplement does not prevent respiratory infections in older people and could even aggravate symptoms in those who do get a...

Vitamin A - finding the balance

Pregnant women are advised to avoid high doses of vitamin A, and to refrain from eating liver and liver products that are naturally high in...

Zinc intake comes under the spotlight

Zinc intake among the elderly in Europe is generally low - but European researchers are currently trying to discover the role of zinc in preventing...

Low levels of potassium could increase stroke risk

People with a low amount of potassium in their diet may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the August...

Europe funds antioxidant study

Dietary antioxidants are currently at the centre of a new collaboration between scientists and the industry with increasing evidence to suggest that these compounds could...

Vitamins add value to rice

Scientists at the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) are working to develop a vitamin-rich variety of rice that would improve the nation's nutritional levels, reports...

Can it - processed corn better for you, claim scientists

The traditional argument is that fresh fruit and vegetables are better for the health than their processed equivalents, but new research from the US suggests...

GLA/ALA supplements pass the ConsumerLab.com test

Nineteen of 25 dietary supplements containing the essential fatty acids ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) passed an assessment by the independent product evaluator...

Chinese 'secret' could be key to arthritis relief

A herb which has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine but which is still relatively unknown in the west could be the key to...

Cutting fat, calcium intake can slow prostate cancer growth

Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer should try to reduce the levels of fat and calcium in their diet in order to delay the...

Folic acid fortification works, claim Canadian researchers

Fortification of grain with folic acid can have a significant effect on reducing the incidence of neural tube defects in children, according to research published...

British consumers not getting enough selenium

New research from the UK has revealed that selenium (Se) levels in British bread-making wheats are 10 to 50 times lower than in their American...

High-protein diets increase risk of kidney stones, bone loss

The low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets which have become popular in recent years may be good at helping people lose weight rapidly, but they could also be...

Wine consumption promotes healthier lifestyle

The benefits of wine consumption with regards to heart health have been widely documented, but a new study published in the August issue of the...

Those who can't kick the habit should eat more fruit and veg

Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can cut the risk of smoking-related diseases, finds new research. According to a report by BBC Online, scientists have...

ADM adds to patents file

Agricultural processing giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other plant-derived phytochemicals to...

Fatty acid supplement gets results in joint health study

US nutraceutical company Imagenetix claims that results from a clinical trial on its product Celadrin, a natural nutritional supplement made of a combination of cetylated...

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