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Diet could help hay fever sufferers

German researchers have found further evidence that components of diet, particularly fatty acids and antioxidants, might be able to inhibit symptoms of hay fever in adults.

Ontarians missing out on fruit and veg quota

Ontario residents are eating too few vegetables and fruits and are missing out on their cancer fighting benefits, according to the results of a new survey completed by Cancer Care...

GLA-based supplement helps reduce dry eye

An eye health supplement containing gamma linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to increase lactoferrin production, helping to reduce dry eye, reports its Nevada-based manufacturer ScienceBased Health.

Vitamin D, cod liver oil protect against diabetes

Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests new trials out this month....

Tomatoes to fight strokes?

New research coming out of Japan suggests that tomato varieties could have a significant impact on anti-thrombotic activity, both in vitro and in vivo.

IOM support for DRIs threatens supplement industry

Government authorities in the United States and Canada should use the current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) to label nutrients in food and dietary supplements, argues a new report from the...

Preventing diabetes, new hope

US scientists have for the first time established a biochemical connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings could lead to more preventive treatments for diabetes, the fourth main...

First major scientific conference on low-carb diets

America's first major scientific conference on the nutritional and metabolic aspects of low carbohydrate diets will be held in June next year. The conference will address the advances in scientific...

Akins diet may reduce seizures in epilepsy patients

The popular low-carbohydrate, high-fat Atkins diet, causing waves on both sides of the Atlantic, may also have a role in preventing seizures in children with epilepsy, say researchers at the...

Berry extract may reduce flu symptoms

The black elderberry extract Sambucol has been shown to reduce symptoms and shorten duration of flu, according to a new study to be published in The Journal of International Medical...

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.

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