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Sunshine vitamin may ease pain, reduce colon cancer risk

People with persistent, non-specific musculoskeletal pain should be screened regularly for vitamin D deficiency, report authors of the leading study in this week's Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Wake-up call for clinicians

A new study to come out of Canada counters the notion that complementary medicine is for the most part popular with younger people and women.

America looks to herbal remedies to treat disease

Researchers at Queen's University in Canada have been awarded $8 million to study the efficacy and safety of the plant extract quercetin, saw palmetto, and the bark of African pygeum...

Fatty link to AMD progression

Fish and nuts can protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration, report researchers, but a high intake of animal and vegetable dietary fats from other foods may increase the risk...

Kava case highlights regulatory challenge for Canada

Many Canadian health food stores have ignored a stop-sale order on the herbal kava issued in August last year, shows a study, which raises questions about the country's powers to...

Ancient remedy revives athletes

Velvet antler extract could enhance athletic performance according to a recent study. Used for over 2000 years in China, Russia and Korea, a US company is hoping to introduce consumers...

Pycnogenol could act as 'polypill'

The pine bark extract Pycnogenol could combat each of the important cardiovascular risk factors simultaneously, concludes the author of a new review examining evidence on the supplement.

WHO pushes forward with diet and health strategy

The World Health Organisation's influential report on diet and chronic disease, issued in draft form earlier this year, has reached the next stage of a process that aims to see...

Cereal, potential to prevent childhood obesity

Children who frequently consume cereal are less likely to be overweight, according to the findings of a new study published in today's Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Bean color source of antioxidant activity

Black beans are a rich but overlooked source of antioxidants that may provide health benefits similar to some common fruits including grapes, apples and cranberries, finds a new study.

Growing supplement use needs to be taken into account

Use of dietary supplements that do not contain vitamins or minerals continues to grow, with 33 per cent of adults in a recent survey currently taking at least one such supplement.

Citrus fruit revealed as strong disease-fighter

A diet high in citrus fruits could help to prevent certain cancers and reduce risk of stroke, concludes a review of the evidence released this week by Australia's research organisation...

DHEA could raise risk of heart disease

Taking DHEA supplements could increase the risk of heart disease, according to new research from Australia, which shows that the hormone leads to build-up of cholesterol in the arteries.

Echinacea fails to reduce severity of colds but may cut frequency

A syrup made with the popular herb echinacea reduced the number of respiratory tract infections in children but did not reduce the severity or duration of infections, report authors of...

Chromium, CLA combo may decrease body fat

Combining chromium picolinate with other nutrients could significantly increase its effect on weight loss, according to researchers from Nutrition 21.

Calcium, vitamin D partner in colon cancer prevention

Calcium and vitamin D work in tandem, not separately, to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study reported in today's issue of Journal of the National...

Vitamin B12 linked to better recovery from depression

Vitamin B12 supplements may help people to fight depression as they appear to improve response to treatment, shows research by Finnish researchers published today.

Wholegrains help women keep off weight

Food makers suffering from the popularity of the Atkins diet may be relieved by the findings of a new study that reveals an inverse assocation between wholegrains and weight gain.

New formulation keeps optic nerve healthy

A nutraceutical product said to help prevent glaucoma, the third largest cause of blindness in the world, has been launched by ScienceBased Health in America.

Low vitamin D levels increase risk for falls

Vitamin D deficiency is a significant risk factor for falls and injuries in elderly women living in residential care in Australia, a Melbourne University study has found.

High glycemic foods, sucrose linked to birth defects

New research finds that a mother's diet rich in certain sugars could be strongly associated with risk of birth defects in offspring, even among non-diabetic women.

Zinc levels rising in infants, above TUL

More than a third of pre-school children assessed in a new study had zinc levels above the recommended upper levels, report researchers, who warn that increasing intakes may become excessive.

Solbar soy product to boost bone strength

Israeli soy company Solbar Plant Extracts has recently completed a study incorporating using it's soy product SOLGEN. The first study looked at the effect of...

A tastier soy-based bread

The US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a new dough formulation to eradicate the musty, 'beany' aftertaste of some soy-based breads; a problem that has eluded food technologists since...

Multivitamin found to slow death from HIV

A supplement containing vitamins and minerals may help to slow the progression to death of some of the 40 million people infected with HIV worldwide, according to a new study.

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