Supplements of conguated linoleic acid (CLA) taken for two years helped overweight adults keep their body fat mass down, without having to restrict calories or change exercise habits, shows a...
Leading Japanese drinks maker Suntory says it has found sesamin, one of the lignans most abundant in sesame seed and oil, helps to control high blood pressure.
A drink containing a probiotic strain isolated from infants relieved symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome to the same extent as pharmaceutical treatments for the condition, report Irish researchers.
Components in grapes, including some newly identified ones, work together to dramatically inhibit an enzyme crucial to the proliferation of cancer cells, a US research team reports.
One US scientist wants to make the humble orange carrot pack a bigger health punch by boosting its nutrients, and thereby changing its color, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Some people that eat a lot of iron-rich foods may be at increased risk of cancer, suggests new US research, which raises questions about fortifying foods with the mineral.
UK scientists have developed a new genetically modified strain of golden rice that is said to produce 23 times more beta-carotene than the previous variety, reports Dominique Patton.
Japan's Kirin Brewery says it has new animal and human clinical data showing that one of its lactic acid bacteria strains is effective at preventing atopic dermatitis.
People who eat no animal products and only raw plant-based foods may have healthier bones than previously thought, shows US research.
Many women may be overusing treatments for symptoms of menopause, including hormone therapies that can pose a risk, an expert panel called by the US government said this week.
Complex sugars found naturally in a New Zealand variety of honey appear to have prebiotic effects, offering food makers a natural gut health ingredient.
Not all strains of bacteria used in probiotic products on the UK market survive through the entire digestive system, conclude study results published this week by the Food Standards Agency,...
A cellulose ingredient appears to both lower LDL cholesterol and reduce build-up of plaque in the arteries, suggesting a strong benefit in people at risk of heart disease.
People who eat significant amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) may be less likely to get Alzheimer's disease, suggests an animal study.
New reports prove that the aloe vera plant, which has been used to heal skin for more than 2,000 years, can also treat many oral health problems including canker sores,...
Eating sugarless yoghurt appears to reduce bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease, reported Japanese researchers this month.
Sports and energy drinks caused more damage to tooth enamel than colas, report researchers on a new study.
Caffeine significantly reduced insulin sensitivity in a small study, and was not corrected by the usually beneficial effects of weight loss or exercise.
Folic acid supplements, recommended to women who are trying for a baby, do not appear to significantly boost the chances of having twins, finds a large study, despite some evidence...
An extract of butterbur root appears to reduce migraines in children and adolescents, confirming the benefits previously seen in adults.
UK and Spanish scientists have explained why the active compound in green tea, EGCG, can stop cancer cells growing even in people that only drinks two cups of the beverage...
Adding low-fat yoghurt to a low-calorie diet had a marked effect on weight loss, according to a study funded by US firm General Mills.
Taking vitamin E supplements for several years did not reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular events in a group of elderly diabetics and heart disease patients, report researchers today.
The cellulose derivative HPMC, used for years to add texture to foods and in drug delivery, could become a new functional food ingredient, researchers said yesterday, as it appears to...
Greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato carotenoid lycopene have been shown to reduce prostate cancer in one out of every four Caucasian males, or those who inherit...