Long-term regular consumption of a multivitamin may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 16 per cent, according to a new study from the US.
Soy linked to lung benefits: Study
The consumption of soy products could decrease the risk of lung disease and breathlessness, according to a new study from Japan.
Major US trial to examine heart and cancer benefits of vitamin D, omega-3
The US government is backing what is said to be the largest randomized trial of vitamin D and marine omega-3, to examine their impact on the reduction of heart disease and cancer.
Antioxidant vitamins may protect against female cancer
Increased intakes of vitamins C and E and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus, according to a new review and meta-analysis of the science to date.
D deficiency: Data denotes dementia danger?
Low blood levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, says a new hypothesis based on existing risk factors.
Types of research needed for functional food claims
Health claims that can be made on functional food products vary depending on the quality and quantity of scientific evidence that backs the claim. In this article, NutraIngredients-USA.com provides a break-down of the different types of research that...
Vitamin K and prostate cancer – study supports benefits
An improved vitamin K2 status may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, suggest results from German scientists that build the science linking the vitamin to improved prostate health.
The contradictory science of antioxidants
Apparently conflicting results from randomized clinical trials and observational studies abound in the scientific literature. In the third part of a four-part series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks to get behind the contradictions.
Beta-carotene, lung cancer study flawed: Experts
A population-based study reporting concerns over beta-carotene and other carotenoids and lung cancer in smokers was based on invalid methodology, questionable statistical evaluations, and speculative explanations, says a German professor.
Study supports beta-carotene concerns for smokers
Long-term supplementation with beta-carotene may increase a smoker’s risk of lung cancer says a new population-based study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Vitamin E may slash lung cancer risk: Study
Increasing intakes of vitamin E may decrease the risk of lung cancer by over 50 per cent, according to a new study from the US.
Artichoke can lower cholesterol levels, say researchers
UK research has found artichoke leaf extract (ALE) can reduce
cholesterol levels in healthy adults.
Cruciferous veg again linked to bladder cancer protection
An increased intake of cruciferous vegetables may slash the risk of
bladder cancer by 36 per cent, says new research that attributes
the benefits to the isothiocyanate content.
Magnesium linked to fewer gallstones
Increased intake of magnesium from dietary supplemental forms may
decrease a man's risk of developing gallstones, suggests a new
study from the US.
Study questions lignans for colorectal cancer protection
Increased intake of lignans, and subsequently levels of metabolites
in the blood, may not be associated with colorectal cancer risk,
says a new study that challenges previous findings.