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Herb-drug interactions not receiving enough attention

The herbal and pharmaceutical industries should invest more time and resources in studying herb-drug interactions, suggest researchers in the UK, who found 'a widespread lack...

Nuts on cholesterol

The more nuts you eat, the lower your cholesterol, a new study appears to suggest. Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in California found that...

Nutraceutical nanovehicles win award

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry have received the university's Kaye Innovation Awards for their development of 'nanovehicles'...

WHO launches global fortification programme

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched its Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an initiative to bring the benefits of fortified foods to the...

Bucking the health trend

Buckwheat should be considered as a health food, according to researchers in Madrid, who found that the fibre has both prebiotic and cholesterol-lowering properties. Buckwheat...

Chinese alternative for dementia treatment

A herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine could treat some of the dementia resulting from stroke just as effectively as conventional drugs prescribed...

High iron intake linked to Parkinson's risk

A high intake of iron, especially in combination with high manganese intake, may be related to risk for Parkinson's disease, report scientists in the US....

Orafti presents prebiotics update

Belgian supplier of prebiotic ingredients Orafti Active Food Ingredients will hold its fourth research conference, 'Inulin and Oligofructose: FeelGood Factors for Health and Well-being', in...

Seaweed contains natural antibiotic

Seaweed species have been found to defend themselves from specific pathogens with naturally occurring antibiotics, which could present oppportunities for future nutraceuticals, report US researchers....

Isoflavone supplements show no effect on menopause symptoms

Supplements containing a soy compound were no better than a placebo at relieving the symptoms of menopause, according to a Finnish study published in this...

Foods to reduce heart disease?

EU-funded projects to explore the physiological effects from eating foods with added soy-derived isoflavones are hoping to see benefits for bone health and heart disease...

Phytoestrogens may protect against ovarian cancer

A plant-based diet may be important in reducing the risk of ovarian cancer, report US researchers this month. Intakes of specific nutrients and food groups...

Vitamin D offers hope for cancer treatments

A form of vitamin D has been found to greatly enhance radiation treatment for tumours associated with breast cancer, according to a new study from...

From waste water to functional foods

Waste water from olive oil production may be used as a source of valuable bioactive antioxidants - widely believed to have a protective effect on...

Bone health study focuses on SoyLife

A study of women's bone health to be carried out by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is to investigate the potential benefits...

Anti-ageing foods ripe for growth

Anti-ageing foods are set to grow significantly as the worldwide elderly population expands and people seek to improve quality of life, confirmed speakers at a...

Cooking oil takes on fat and cholesterol fight

A new 'functional' cooking oil made from a blend of tropical, olive, coconut and flaxseed oils, may soon offer relief to calorie-counters and cholesterol-watchers, according...

Clarinol shapes up with research

Dutch firm Loders Croklaan Lipid Nutrition says a study on its Clarinol conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found that it improves weight reduction and decreases the...

Fibre supplement could prevent infant diarrhoea

The value of dietary fibre in the adult diet is now recognised as important but in a journal this month researchers suggest that babies may...

FSA reiterates salt cutback request

Public sector caterers and their suppliers are being asked once again by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to reduce the amount of salt used in...

Fermented milk for lactose intolerance

Drinking fermented milk appeared to eliminate or drastically reduce symptoms related to lactose intolerance in people with the allergy, report researchers at Columbus University, Ohio....

Cop on to bone health

Taking copper supplements had a protective effect against oxidation in erythrocytes in older adults, according to new European research seeking to evaluate the effects of...

Praying for a healthy heart

You may not want to take on the religion too, but following the fasting regimes laid down by the Greek Orthodox Church could reduce your...

Taking on preventable disease

A major initiative to tackle the growing epidemic of obesity launched in Finland today, with a campaign for improved medical education and a new register...

Probiotics build eczema resistance

Probiotics given to pregnant women and babies around the time of childbirth could protect children from atopic eczema for up to four years - two...

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