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B vitamins slow Alzheimer's progress

High doses of three common vitamins - folic acid, B12 and B6 - may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, if the...

Reference on flavonoids

A food composition database for the plant compounds flavonoids has been launched by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the US Department of Agriculture. The...

Fish oil could be answer to lupus symptoms

Fish oil has been found to greatly reduce the symptoms of lupus disease, offering hope to millions of sufferers with little alternative to steroid treatment....

Vegetarians live longer, says study

Vegetarians may have a significantly lower risk of mortality than people who eat lots of meat, according to a study at the German Cancer Research...

Folate linked to depressive episodes

A team of US and Norwegian investigators claim to have found for the first time a link between nutrition and depression vulnerability. Martha Morris and...

Coffee drinking poses little risk to foetus

New research backs previous studies that show that pregnant women can drink a moderate amount of coffee without harming their babies. Researchers from Yale University...

Food crops protected against contamination?

In a bid to limit the contamination of food crops by pharmaceutical plants the US Department of Agriculture has issued a new guidance to tighten...

Hope for peanut allergy sufferers

With legislators across the world currently discussing the issue of food allergens and labelling, scientists are busy in the labs investigating solutions to this increasing...

Tea boosts success of colon cancer drugs

Evidence continues to mount in favour of the consumption of white and green tea with the publication of findings from a new study that suggest...

Foods to fight off diabetes

Scientists are hoping to find new compounds in foods that can help reduce risk of insulin resistance, a disorder which often leads to type 2...

Flavours boost Givaudan

Swiss flavours and fragrance business saw sales from FIS, its newly acquired flavour business from Nestle, help the company to record overall sales of SF2.7...

Eating wholegrain cereal helps ward off stroke

Eating wholegrain cereals can reduce likelihood of death from heart disease, say researchers, but they stress that refined grain cereals had no effect on heart...

Whey to go...

US supplier of applied protein sciences Proliant and Trega Foods, latterly known as Weyauwega Milk Products, a manufacturer of cheese and dairy-based ingredients, this week...

Folate may reduce breast cancer risk raised by alcohol

A higher intake of folate and possibly vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, report researchers in the US. The team from...

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...

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