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Meat-rich diet impacts health of unborn baby?

A new study will test the impact of an Atkins-type high-meat, low-carbohydrate diet in late pregnancy on a mother's offspring.

Vitamin C reduces risk of pregnancy complication, conclude researchers

Researchers at Mexico's National Institute of Perinatology have found that women taking 100mg of vitamin C supplement a day from the 20th week of pregnancy may reduce the risk of...

Higher folate levels linked to faster mental decline in elderly

People who consume a lot of folate, or take large doses of folic acid in supplement form, may have a faster rate of mental decline when older, say researchers on...

Fatty acids aid infants' visual acuity

Supplementing infant formula with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCP) throughout the first year of life may help babies see more clearly, according to scientists at the Retina Foundation of the...

Vitamin E found to reduce period pain

Taking daily vitamin E supplements can significantly reduce the severity and duration of period pain, and limit blood loss, according to new research.

Nutrition 21 begins Diachrome trial amongst Native Americans

Nutrition 21 is collaborating with the Native American Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation on a trial to assess the health benefits and savings afforded by using its Diachrome chromium...

Probiotic helps reduce eczema in allergic infants

Adding the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus GG (LGG) to the daily diet of children with a food allergy helped to reduce eczema symptoms, report researchers this month.

NIH funds five botanical research centers

As millions of Americans put their trust in botanical preparations, two National Institutes of Health agencies have stumped up millions of dollars in funding towards furthering our knowledge of their...

Beans may cut risk of breast cancer

Eating beans or lentils at least twice a week may reduce a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to research designed to investigate the benefits of the plant compounds...

Vitamin E supplementation raised chances of new cancer in at-risk patients

Cancer patients who took high-dose vitamin E supplements to protect them from a recurrence of the disease were actually at higher risk of getting a second cancer while taking the...

ImmunoLin may lower cholesterol, shows study

The first human trial using Proliant's ImmunoLin suggests that the bovine-serum derived protein may have a role as a cholesterol-lowering ingredient.

Oil palm trunk fiber shows functional food potential

Oil palm trunk fiber has shown potential as a functional food ingredient and may help manage and lower the risk of diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease and obesity, according to...

Beta glucan studies may create supplement opportunities

Biothera's soluble beta glucan Imprime PGG has been shown to boost the immune system without stimulating inflammatory cytokines. If the same results are seen in trials using the oral form...

DHA reduces cholesterol particle size in children, shows study

Taking DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplements could reduce risk of children with high cholesterol developing heart disease in later life, suggests a study carried out at the University of California, San...

Zinc helps children think

Eleven-year-olds that took zinc supplements for five days each week had better mental performance after three months than their classmates, said researchers yesterday.

Chromium picolinate is best absorbed, shows study

A study showing that chromium picolinate has superior absorption to other types of chromium could lead supplement manufacturers to rethink their formulations, reports Jess Halliday.

Grape juice may lower BP by relaxing arteries

The blood pressure-lowering effect of grape juice is supported by new studies presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this week.

Cranberries may reduce heart attacks by improving artery health

A daily dose of cranberry powder restored blood vessel health to animals with atherosclerosis, said researchers yesterday.

Fruit and veg may cut risk of pancreatic cancer

People who eat lots of fruit and vegetables may significantly reduce their risk of pancreatic cancer, shows a Canadian study.

Sesame lignan may help control blood pressure

Leading Japanese drinks maker Suntory says it has found sesamin, one of the lignans most abundant in sesame seed and oil, helps to control high blood pressure.

Probiotic bacteria helps irritable bowel syndrome

A drink containing a probiotic strain isolated from infants relieved symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome to the same extent as pharmaceutical treatments for the condition, report Irish researchers.

Flavonoids work together to inhibit cancer cells

Components in grapes, including some newly identified ones, work together to dramatically inhibit an enzyme crucial to the proliferation of cancer cells, a US research team reports.

New golden rice has 20 times more beta-carotene

UK scientists have developed a new genetically modified strain of golden rice that is said to produce 23 times more beta-carotene than the previous variety, reports Dominique Patton.

Plant diet may not be bad for bones

People who eat no animal products and only raw plant-based foods may have healthier bones than previously thought, shows US research.

Cellulose tech may stop plaque build-up

A cellulose ingredient appears to both lower LDL cholesterol and reduce build-up of plaque in the arteries, suggesting a strong benefit in people at risk of heart disease.

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