Oolong tea fights fat and cholesterol
An experiment by a Japanese doctor showed oolong tea reduces body
fat and rejuvenates internal organs, because it contains a large
amount of polyphenols.
Wild mushroom linked to muscle failure
A group of French people who ate a popular wild mushroom developed
rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal condition in which skeletal
muscle fibres break down, the New England Journal of Medicine
reports this week.
New trendy foods - not always so healthy
According to experts, even nutritious foods packaged in new and
improved ways could be bad for the health in the long term if one
does not carefully read the labels.
Vit. E & cancer prevention - more studies needed
Numerous university health publications, including the Harvard
Health Letter, report the health benefits and the safety of vitamin
Calcium from mutant plants could be a reality
A scientist from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the US
Department of Agriculture's scientific research agency, identified
a mutant plant that could provide more calcium to daily meals.
Denser bones with oestrogen and vit. D supplementation
According to a new study, oestrogen with vitamin D increase bone
density in elderly women.
Cholesterol - vital for the immune system
Excess cholesterol on the blood is a sign that one is at risk of
cardiovascular diseases. However, according to new research,
too-low cholesterol levels could increase the risk of cancer.
Tea compound effective in targeting cancer cells
Rutgers University researchers have found a compound in black tea
that may target and kill colorectal cancer cells without harming
surrounding healthy tissue.
Shrub berry - more lycopene than tomato
According to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service, the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an
alternative source of lycopene.
Discovery of obesity gene
Hoffman-La Roche and deCODE genetics announced that deCODE
scientists have mapped genes contributing to obesity and clinical
Look for the 'heart' sign
With activities taking up more time in the evening, no- or
low-preparation snacks and meals may be an easy choice, making the
effort to determine their nutritional value can be exhausting.
Foodborne pathogen protein investigated
US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen
that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host,
Brewer's yeast offers hope against HIV
Could a pint of beer protect you from HIV in the future? The answer
is yes, according to a US company that is aiming to make a cheap
vaccine out of brewer's yeast.
FAO releases 'State of Food' report
Economic growth can be positively influenced by improved nutrition,
the FAO said on September 11 in a special section of its annual
report, The State of Food and Agriculture 2001.
Calcium campaign launched to boost teenage intake
The US National Medical Association (NMA), the professional
organisation of African American physicians, launched a new calcium
education campaign at their annual meeting in August, to encourage
american adolescents to recognise the...