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Unlocking the mysteries of Aloe

Aloe vera has been a source for healing since Old Testament times, but very little is known about exactly how it works its wonders. New...

Potassium Iodide pills effective but hard to find, claims ConsumerLab.com

The threat of terrorism in the wake of the 11 September attacks in the US has led to growing fears about what would happen if...

Colon cancer risk cut by dairy products - study

Milk and dairy products have long been promoted as a means of increasing calcium intake and fighting bone diseases such as osteoporosis, but new research...

Probiotic bacteria at weaning may help alleviate allergy in infants

Probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria given to babies during weaning may help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, according to research published in the British journal Gut....

Vitamin E to fight Alzheimer's

Vitamin E could play a key part in fighting Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study of the effects of various antioxidants. The study, published...

US supplement confidence remains high, despite downturn

The much documented downturn in vitamin and mineral sales in the US, which has adversely affected a number of companies' results, has perhaps not been...

Eating greens can keep offenders on the straight and narrow

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK have suggested a novel method of reducing the number of offences committed by young offenders -...

Multivitamins - a simple remedy to promote good health

Simply taking a multivitamin and other key supplements on a daily basis can help promote good health and stave off a wide range of diseases,...

Vitamin D deficiency in black and white

Vitamin D has long been recognised as vital to skeletal health, and the high levels of deficiency among women of childbearing age is a major...

Say nuts to heart disease

Just a handful of nuts, eaten two or more times a week, could be an effective way to cut the risk of heart disease, according...

More choice, better information sought by nutrition-starved Americans

A survey sponsored by the Balance Bar nutritional products brand has revealed that 88 per cent of Americans say they know only a little about...

Smile - oestrogen is good for the teeth

Scientists in the US have discovered a happy side-effect of hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women. Oestrogen, when taken in association with calcium and vitamin...

Fish oil supplements withdrawn in UK

The UK Food Standards Agency has published the results of a survey of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in 33 branded fish oil supplements bought from...

Missing breakfast is bad for your health

Teenagers who miss breakfast are missing out on a vital intake of vitamins and minerals, according to a recent study in the US. Theresa Nicklas,...

Soybeans in beef equal lower cholesterol

Earlier this week we reported on the research claiming that supplementing a fast food diet with antioxidant vitamins could help nullify the potential risks of...

High-carb consumers healthier than expected

Contrary to certain 'fad diets' that promote fewer carbohydrates in favour of more protein and fat, US researchers claim this week that people who consume...

Cranberry juice touted as alternative to antibiotics in UTI treatment

Cranberry juice could prove to be the next weapon in fighting bacteria, especially those which have become resistant to antibiotics. Researchers from Rutgers University in...

Lycopene-rich tomato created by accident

As if in response to the news earlier this month that watermelons contain more lycopene than tomatoes, traditionally seen as one of the best sources...

Supplement users at risk from ignorance of tolerable upper limits

Researchers from Canada have discovered that many dietary supplement users are unaware of the tolerable upper limits and as such could be putting themselves at...

Supplementing fast food makes it much healthier - study

A series of studies carried out by the University at Buffalo in the US show that while a diet of high-calorie fast food can have...

US government to expand ephedra research

The US has thus far stood firm in its determination not to ban the popular herbal weight loss remedy ephedra despite similar bans in Europe...

More evidence of benefits of folic acid

Folic acid has been much in the news recently, not least because of the controversy surrounding the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) decision not to...

Diet linked to oesophageal cancer risk

Keeping a tight rein on what we eat could help ward off the risk of oesophageal cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the...

Hairy roots the key to mass herbal product production

Australian scientists are investigating new ways to mass-produce the active ingredients found in the herbal medicines echinacea, ginseng and gynostemma. Extracts from these plants are...

Ginger-based product to ease joint pain

A new herbal extract based on ginger and greater galangal has been launched by Enzymatic Therapy, which said the product could help ease join pain....

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