Coffee harms arteries, new study
According to new research, the first cup of coffee may damage
arteries, the European Society of Cardiology was told in Stockholm
on September 3.
Purple grape juice effective even at lower doses
According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of
Medicine, patients with narrowing of the coronary arteries who
drank purple grape juice daily for eight weeks showed significant
improvement in their arterial function.
GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
Flaxseed's role in breast cancer prevention suggested
Flaxseed may protect postmenopausal women against breast cancer.
Scientsits at the University of Minnesota believe this is the first
study to reveal the link.
Sports supplements survey - kids up intake
One million American young people have taken potentially harmful
sports supplements and drugs.
Ingredient X - Black Tea anti-cancer agent discovered
Many studies have implied that the regular consumption of black tea
can protect against human cancers - have scientists now found the
Argentina to develop GM crops, despite criticism
There are no concerns that GM products have a negative impact on
health, a government offical was keen to stress this week.
Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study
American Herbal Products Association and the National Nutritional
Foods Association have heavily criticised the findings of a new
study that links colchicine to natural ginkgo.
Soy linked to kidney stones, new research
New research indicates that soybeans and soy-based foods may
promote kidney stones in those prone to the condition, recent
research in the US suggests.
Ginkgo compound may harm placenta
Harmful compound colchicine has been found in the placental blood
of women taking Gingko biloba.
Iron supplements to help coughs
Iron supplements may be a simple remedy for the common dry cough
associated with ACE inhibitor drugs.
Nutrigenomics - the future of health
Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and
nutrition has led to a greater understanding of diet on specific
health conditions, or to put it another way, nutrigenomics.
Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention
According to a new study by American scientists, drinking hot tea
with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer.
Quitting coffee improves heart conditions
A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit
drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of
cholesterol and the protein homocysteine, which are known risk
factors for heart disease.
Drink milk, not soft drink
According to a new study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record
amounts and this daily habit may be wreaking havoc on their bones.
Find the antioxidants
The orange and red plant pigments beta-carotene and lycopene score
high as antioxidants in the test tube. But their antioxidant
capacity seemed to disappear in human blood.
Vit. B fortified foods improves public health
According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and
giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and
those at risk, could save lives and money.
Take charge of your nutrition and include soy
According to a Cornell University medical director, it is essential
for people to be pro-active about nutrition and urges more soy in
diets to help prevent illness and disease.
Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too
A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can
benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets.
Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system
According to British researchers, people over 65 and taking
lycopene or beta-carotene supplements with the hope that they are
bolstering their immune systems may be wasting their time and
Metal-absorbing plants as source of new nutraceuticals
Metal-loving plants that store large amounts of micronutrients in
their tissues could be the source of new nutraceuticals.
Vitamins to protect skin
Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account
for aging discrepancies, and these may be diet and vitamin-related.
7-Eleven expand functional food line
A new line in own-brand nutritional bars is to hit 7-Eleven
supermarket stores in the US.
Supplements - a danger to sports?
Chicago Tribune journalists Julie Deardorff and Geoff Dougherty
this week questioned the flexible regulations surrounding the
dietary supplement trade and the potential danger posed to
Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure
A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels,
according to researchers from Iceland.
Trend in bottled water reduces fluoride consumption
US federal health officials warned last week that 100 million
Americans risk dental disease due to a lack of fluoride in their
Tomato growers fear 'FMD of horticulture'
Tomato growers fear the "foot and mouth of horticulture" will enter
New Zealand because of more imports from Australia.
Junk food and AMD link revealed
New research suggests that snack fats may damage the eyes but omega
3 can help beat blindness.
Pomegranate seed may cause breast cancer cells to self-destruct
Israeli researchers have found that pomegranates could have
important implications for breast cancer treatment and the safety
of oestrogen replacement therapy.
Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health
According to a new study out of Spain, any form of alcohol can
bestow health benefits.
Lowest level of salmonella contamination
About one in two chickens in UK supermarkets were infected with
common form of food poisoning bacteria.
UGO (Unidentified Gene Organism) found in soybeans
Belgian scientists found alien gene fragments in soybeans grown
from seed developed by the American biotechnology giant Monsanto
Alternative oestrogen products - not always what it seems
On August 16, ConsumerLab.com, released the results of its
Phyto-oestrogen Product Review.
Fats are good for you
Despite a negative publicity, not all oils and fats are harmful. In
fact, oils and fats are basic elements of the human food supply.
Calcium fortification kills salmonella
Orange juice fortified with calcium lactate/tricalcium phosphate
may affect the survival rate of salmonella whereas calcium citrate
malate and calcium citrate fortifications have little effect.
Increasing use of unregulated supplements
Almost 60% of US college athletes use nutritional supplements that
are unregulated and may contain banned substances such as
ephedrine, survey reports.
High fatty acid levels increase heart attack risk
Healthy middle-aged men with high blood levels of "free" fatty
acids may be 70 per cent more likely to experience sudden cardiac
death than their peers with lower levels of the compounds.
Higher vitamin-C RDA for women, study suggests
US government researchers suggest that the RDA of vitamin C for
healthy young women should be increased from 75 mg to 90 mg.
Folate may alleviate drug side-effects
According to researchers, patients taking a drug usually prescribed
for rheumatoid arthritis can lower their risk for drug-related
liver damage by taking folate supplements.
Soy Symposium for November
The Fourth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing
and Treating Chronic Disease is to take place in San Diego on 4-7
Milk protein hope for PKU sufferers
A dairy scientist in the US has developed a milk protein powder
that aims to dramatically expand the food choices for people with
phenylketonuria - more commonly known as PKU - a genetic disorder.
Eat soy, live longer - study suggests
According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the
longevity of people of Okinawa.
First GM cookbook out soon
The world's first cookbook featuring only GM ingredients will soon
be on the shelves.
Antioxidants may interfere with cholesterol drugs
According to researchers, supplementing the diet with antioxidant
vitamins and minerals appears to blunt the beneficial effects of
certain cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Tesco into alternative remedies
Tesco announced it will bring alternative medicines to the masses
as it took a controlling stake in a specialist retailer of natural
Exercise and diet reduces diabetes risk, new evidence
Exercise and diet can dramatically lower the risk of developing
type 2 diabetes, scientists claim this week.
Summit on "blue fruit" health benefits
The 4th annual summit organised by the Wild Blueberry Association
of North America (WBANA) is being held in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Low-fat diets may not provide enough omega-3s
According to researchers, the US government-recommended diets for
preventing heart disease do not contain enough essential fats, the
kind of fatty acids found in vegetables, lean meats, fish, and
More evidence of black tea benefits
According to a recent study, a cup of black tea, with an apple and
a chunk of chocolate may help protect against heart disease.
Western health supplements trendy in Asia
According to a recent survey, Asians are increasingly switching
from traditional medicine to Western health supplements.