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Vitamin D holds key to osteoporosis treatment

A novel form of vitamin D has been shown to grow bone in the lab and in experimental animals, a result that holds promise for...

Boosting nutrition increases flu vaccine efficiency

Two recent studies suggest that the flu vaccine, currently around 50 to 60 per cent effective in preventing illness in older people, might be even...

Calcium-fortified foods - the risks

Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may hinder...

Evidence backs new soy protein

US soy processor Central Soya reported that a study carried out by researchers at the University of Massachusetts shows that consumption of Alpha protein, a...

North Carolina experts take on US medicinal products market

A conference to discuss how North Carolina's agricultural communities can tap into the $40 -50 billion US natural medicinal products market is taking place at...

New flavours boost milk drinking

A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing the range and quality of...

Let's talk about nutrition

A new study finds that just one in four American women initiate conversations with their doctors about nutrition, despite growing evidence of its role in...

ADM shakes hands in Cuba

Archer Daniels Midland became the first US company on Thursday to sign contracts with Cuban food importer Alimport as an unprecedented US agricultural trade show...

Food science provides the answers

Arguably, consumer preferences are currently moving towards easily prepared food, less severely processed food (vitamins and nutrients preserved), natural food (without preservatives and other artificial...

Discovery of celiac cause, and possible treatment by supplements

A team of investigators led by Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause and a potential treatment for celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease that leads...

China adds value to soy sauce

Chinese nutritionists have fortified soy sauce with iron in order to combat anaemia caused by deficiency of the mineral, reported China's Xinhua news agency. Daily...

Soy and HRT - links to heart disease inconclusive

Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes, according to a report by USA...

Healthy berries - new evidence

More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to evaluate the influence of...

World Heart Day highlights extent of global health crisis

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, is on the rise and has become a true pandemic that "respects no borders," according to an...

Mathematics, microbiology and food security

The 13th congress on food microbiology, held in Bilbao, Spain last week, amassed 400 congress members together to discuss the issue of food security. The...

Vitamin C may reduce severity of common cold

A survey published in the latest issue of Advances in Therapy indicates that Ester-C vitamin supplements may reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the...

Seafood benefits hurt by mercury contamination

Eating too much seafood, which can contain high levels of the toxic substance mercury, could be linked to an increased risk of infertility in men...

AMD awareness remains low

Survey results released this week by the AMD Alliance, an international coalition of eye care charities and organisations, revealed that GPs feel 'left in the...

Better nutrition advice urgently needed

Nutrition counselling can make a difference in the health of high-risk patients, yet it takes place in a minority of primary care visits, according to...

Daisy could hold secret remedy for psoriasis

A tropical daisy could be the answer for patients with skin disorders, according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, England this...

Ginger honey remedy counters morning sickness

A new study suggests that Ginger Honey Tonic, a potency-assured formulation manufactured by New Chapter, is a safe and effective way to treat nausea and...

High cholesterol link to altered metabolisms and child obesity

Overweight children could be eating their way into problems - no news there. But an increasing body of scientific literature suggests that obesity precedes the...

Manufacturers tackle trans fatty acids

Food manufacturers are increasingly coming under pressure from consumer groups for the use of trans fatty acids, a type of fat linked to heart disease,...

Family unit to promote good health

The days when the family unit gathered around the breakfast table to share the first meal of the day are fast disappearing into the history...

Selenium action on cancer explained

A new study could help explain how selenium reduces the risk of certain cancers. Researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...