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Vitamin E efficacy under scrutiny

Despite its early promise, taking vitamin E does not appear to slow the progression of atherosclerosis in healthy people, according to researchers from the USC...

CRN criticises IOM report over omega-3 intake

The recent publication of new Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) by the Food and Nutrition Board, part of the US Institute of Medicine, was broadly welcomed...

First genomic blueprint of broccoli's anti-cancer agent

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the blueprint of genes and enzymes in the body that enable sulforaphane, a...

Research on milk protein/heart disease link causes dispute

Research commissioned by New Zealand company A2 shows that there could be a link between heart disease and a protein in milk, according to a...

Fast-track teaching on dietary supplements

A US paediatrician has developed a way of educating healthcare professionals on herbal and dietary supplements via the Internet, without taking up too much of...

African herbs offer alternative to Western Aids drugs

Traditional African healers are helping to fight Aids in Tanzania by prescribing herbal medicines that boost patients' immune systems and appetites, helping them to fight...

Oat ingredients maker targets nutrition market

US maker of oat-based ingredients Nurture has introduced a new product that may allow food manufacturers to make an FDA heart health claim on their...

Milk could be link to cancer

Pregnancy may lower a woman's risk of cancer but drinking milk could raise it, researchers reported this week. Both factors, as well as the use...

Dietary role in cancer needs further research, say experts

A review in this week's issue of The Lancet assessing the research to-date on possible links between diet and cancer reaches a familiar conclusion -...

Obesity to become Britain's top 'preventable' killer

European obesity experts, meeting to discuss the growing problem at a summit in Copenhagen, have warned that obesity will overtake smoking as Britain's top preventable...

Flavonoids may protect against chronic disease

In a new study from Finland, researchers have found that people who have a high intake of the plant compounds flavonoids are less likely to...

Vitamin research to assess nutrition policy for elderly

A new EU-funded project, Vitage, is to examine the importance of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A and E and carotenoids) in healthy elderly men. Scientists hope...

Vitamin C and E cocktail promotes post-op recovery

Patients who have recently undergone an operation experience less breathing problems after being given a cocktail of vitamins C and E, researchers from the Leiden...

Antioxidants to tackle old age

What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases? What changes occur in the human body when ageing? A European funded study, co-ordinated by the...

Natural ingredients: the future?

Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries, blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart...

Supplements soothe the gums

US nutritional supplement supplier Carolwood Corporation is making the claim that the supplement Lignisul MSM could be good for our gums. The company recently announced...

Powerful properties of garlic

Raw garlic consumption could help limit the damage done to the heart after surgery because of its natural antioxidant properties, according to a new study...

Food pyramid report confuses consumer

A 1,000 page Dietary Reference Intake Report issued last week by the US National Academies' Institute of Medicine has people even more confused about what...

Food industry welcomes 'sound advice' on healthy eating

The US Institute of Medicine yesterday released new guidelines on healthy eating in a bid to reduce the growing levels of cardiovascular disease in the...

Doctors say fish oil supplements could help ME patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome or ME may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to doctors, who also suggest that taking daily fish...

OTC herbals putting patients at risk, warn experts

Britons are spending £126 million a year on herbal medicines but herbalists say that many are endangering their health by taking inappropriate remedies, reported British...

High numbers of cancer patients use alternative treatments

A survey of adult cancer patients in western Washington has found that more than 70 per cent use alternative therapies and almost all report substantial...

High-starch diet could raise risk of pancreatic cancer

A diet high in starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and white bread may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in women who are overweight...

Modest wine drinking may reduce risk of second heart attack

Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a second heart...

Biotech soybean prevents allergic reactions

Soybeans are being developed to turn off a protein that triggers allergic reactions in some children and adults, US Agriculture Department scientists said yesterday. The...

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