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Calcium may prevent polyps but cancer not clear

Calcium supplements might stop the development of polyps that sometimes lead to colon cancer but there is not enough evidence that the mineral can prevent colorectal cancer itself, finds a...

Hunger hormone also involved in memory and learning

The hormone leptin, thought to control appetite, could also boost the memory, Scottish scientists will reveal today.

Survey shows research gap over kids' cranberry use

Cranberry's reputed efficacy in fighting urinary tract infections (UTIs) leads almost one third of parents to give it to their children, reports Jess Halliday, despite few pediatric studies, according to...

Many Americans take too much vitamin E, says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added fuel to the fire over vitamin E with the publication of a report showing that 11.3 percent of survey respondents...

Antioxidants may not be answer to ageing

Taking antioxidant vitamins or other supplements may do little to slow ageing, say US researchers, calling into question one of the leading theories that underpins many products in the nutraceutical...

Low-fat diet could slow breast cancer, new study

Researchers at UCLA have reported that daily exercise and replacing the typical high-fat American diet with low-fat, high-fiber foods may slow the growth of breast cancer cells in postmenopausal women...

Omega-3s crucial to bone health in later years

Getting the right balance of omega-3s and omega-6s in the diet may ward off much of the bone loss seen with post-menopausal osteoporosis, say US scientists.

Action of anti-cancer foods revealed

The discovery of the anti-cancer mechanism behind certain natural compounds could present the food industry with exciting new opportunities, reports Jess Halliday.

New research shows danger of ephedra-caffeine combinations

The scientific evidence on ephedra is not a closed book, according to researchers at the University of California, who conducted a study to determine whether repeated dosing and formulas including...

Study highlights Pycnogenol's anti-swelling action

Taking maritime pine bark extract before a long-haul flight could help travelers reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), say researchers in a new study into the effects of...

DHA in mother's milk boosts psychomotor skills

A new study indicates that babies whose mothers supplement their diet with DHA have improved psychomotor skills as toddlers, writes Jess Halliday.

Study pinpoints actions of heart health ingredients

Phytosterols and soluble fibers help protect against cardiovascular disease in a different way from omega-3 fatty acids, according to a meta-analysis of research into the effects of bioactive ingredients used...

Walnut extract targeted for AMD supplement

An extract of resveratrol-rich walnuts could offer supplement makers a new ingredient for tackling the onset of age-related macular degeneration, writes Dominique Patton.

Copper levels in supplements should be reduced

Regularly taking copper supplements could lead to excess levels of the mineral that may impact health, said a US researcher last week, calling for the current upper safe limit for...

Calcium reduces osteoporosis risk for women on the Pill

Oral contraceptives may prevent young women from attaining optimal bone mass and increase their chances of developing osteoporosis in later life. But a new study from Purdue University indicates that...

Psoriasis trial brings Advitech's XP-828L launch closer

Canadian biotech company Advitech has come a step closer to launching whey-derived XP-828L as an oral alternative to conventional drugs for psoriasis sufferers with the announcement of positive results in...

Walnut advice helps diabetics protect their hearts

Advising type-2 diabetes patients to include walnuts in their diet helps them achieve a dietary fat profile with optimal amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which helps protect against heart disease,...

Largest vitamin E trial shows reduced risk of cardiovascular death in women

Vitamin E is unlikely to prevent heart disease or cancer but it could lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke in older women as well as cardiovascular deaths, writes...

Mix MUFAs and PUFAs for best heart benefit, says study

The heart health benefits of unsaturated fatty acids over trans- and saturated fats have long been recognized, but now a study at Pennsylvania State University indicates that polyunsaturated fatty acids...

Could mistletoe prevent bladder cancer recurrence?

A new study into the ability of mistletoe to decrease the reoccurrence of tumors in bladder cancer patients seems to show that it is as effective as the most common...

Fatty acids could protect against Parkinson's

A high intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids could lower the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to researchers in the Netherlands.

Pomegranate might fight brain damage in babies

A mouse study conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine suggests that drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may reduce the hypoxia ischemia-related brain injuries in babies, writes Jess Halliday.

Anti-oxidant combo stops omega-3 degradation

Researchers may have found a way to inhibit the oxidation of fish-oils in fortified milk products. The discovery may provide a solution to the problem of fish-oil's high susceptibility to...

Chromax earns another tick in the box marked 'safety'

A new animal study found that Nutrition 21's Chromax did not cause genetic damage in hamster ovary cells, providing further evidence for the safety of the company's chromium picolinate dietary...

Research shows metabolic benefits of low-carb diet

The high-protein, low-carb approach to weight loss has been underpinned by new research from Australia showing that it can provide overweight women with greater nutritional and metabolic benefits than a...

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