Whey or casein supplementation with combined exercise training was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure and arterial stiffness in young obese women with hypertension, says a new study.
Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled...
Lingonberry juice slightly lowers low-grade inflammation in rats fed on a high-salt diet, according to scientists.
Increasing demand for long chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA means industry must consider land-based sources including microalgae and genetically modified plants, say researchers.
Hop leaves that are discarded during beer brewing are packed with antioxidant polyphenols that could protect against dental disease, say researchers.
Fiber-rich almonds and almond skin may selectively boost the populations of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut, says a new study funded by the Almond Board of California.
Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D after menopause could help to improve women's cholesterol profiles, according to new research.
Daily intake of a supplement containing echium oil may boost blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, and help reduce cardiovascular risk factors, says a new study from Germany....
Hay fever suffers may benefit from daily probiotic supplements, according to a new study that found improvements in ‘quality of life’ scores and ocular symptoms.
An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.
The use of edible films could be a new approach to the production of functional cereals and bakery products with added probiotics, according to new research.
Increasing caloric intake could be a relatively simple method for people with motor neurone disease to extend their life expectancy, according to new research.
Daily supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may improve attention, processing speed, executive function and hand-to-eye coordination in malnourished children, scientists report.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has paid tribute to the chair of one of its panels who has died.
A fermented sausage product that is made with probiotic lactobacilli bacteria isolated from infant faeces could transform the meat product in to a health food, according to new research.
The makeup of microbes living in our gut may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer and could drive the development of intestinal tumours, say researchers.
A study of five commercially available probiotic products has found that the bacterial levels in the products were similar to those stated on the package, results that support the QA/QC...
Daily supplements containing branded pantethine ingredient Pantesin, a vitamin B5 derivative, may reduce LDL and total cholesterol by 11% and 6%, respectively, according to a new study.
Alginates isolated from certain types of seaweed may have potential in weight loss supplements and foods, according to new research.
A high intake of whole grain, bilberries and fatty fish can help to raise levels of ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol particles, according to new RCT data.
The progression of type 1 diabetes is not affected by vitamin D deficiency, despite patients recently diagnosed having significantly lower levels of the vitamin.
A new, simple method can address the problem of identifying adulterants in ginkgo biloba extracts, claim the scientists from Southern Cross University and Integria Healthcare in Australia who developed it.
Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects...
Vitamin A could help to battle against tuberculosis (TB), according to new research suggesting the vitamin could help boost the immune system’s response to infection.
Daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function in healthy subjects, says a new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit.