Stress is so much a part of modern day life that many people now
take it for granted. But a new study has shown that stress can be
bad for the heart, as it makes the body take longer to purge
harmful fats from the bloodstream.
The food we eat can have a major effect on the health of our genes,
and healthy genes are vital when it comes to protecting our bodies
against disease. Scientists are now calling for more research into
the beneficial effects on genes...
US food manufacturer Kashi has introduced an all-natural
nutrient-enhanced cereal designed specifically for heart health.
Called Heart to Heart, the high fibre cereal is also enhanced with
B-vitamins, antioxidants, grape seed extract...
The European Commission has taken the Italian authorities to the
European Court of Justice over its regulations governing sports
nutrition products. The Commission said that the Italian rules area
barrier to free trade within the...
US company Applied Food Sciences (AFS) has made yield improvements
in its Coffee Antioxidant Enhancement Technology, a proprietary
process that increases the quantity of natural antioxidants found
in brewed coffee.
It's tough being a coffee drinker. New research has shown that even
small levels of caffeine can decrease insulin sensitivity in
healthy humans, but cutting out the caffeine altogether can have
other effects. A separate study...
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a voluntary
recall of two popular supplements - PC SPES, which is used for
prostate health, and SPES which is used to boost the immune system
- because they allegedly contain...
Dried plums - otherwise known as prunes - can have a powerful
anti-microbial effect, according to new evidence from Kansas State
University. Research by food microbiologist Daniel Fung has shown
that prunes can help make meat products...