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Plant technology increases vitamin C levels

Biochemists at the University of California have developed a technology that increases the amount of vitamin C in plants, including grains. The researchers increased the...

Zinc and citrus antioxidant could protect against arthritis

Zinc and an antioxidant found in citrus fruit may lower the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, according to new findings, although the researchers cautioned that the...

Folate may reduce breast cancer risk raised by alcohol

A higher intake of folate and possibly vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, report researchers in the US. The team from...

Green tea fails to help prostate cancer patients

Green tea is not an effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer, say researchers, although the plant has been associated with many other health benefits. Researchers...

DHA food increases gestation in pregnant mothers

Pregnant mothers who ate DHA-enriched eggs during the last three months of pregnancy had an increased length of gestation, report researchers. The team found that...

A vitamin a day

A daily multivitamin may reduce the chances of getting ill, say US researchers, who find that diabetics could gain significant benefits from a daily vitamin....

Red wine and blackberries fight harmful HA's

Is there a correlation between the intake of fried meat and the development of cancer in the large intestine, breast and prostate? A new European...

Diet found guilty for obesity-related disease

"The biggest global health burden for the world is dietary in origin." according to Professor Philip James, chairman of the health think-tank International Obesity TaskForce,...

Fatty diet plays role in infant mental function

A high-fat diet may explain the better protection from damage caused by prolonged seizures in newborn brain cells, says a team of US researchers. Their...

Vitamin D alone could prevent fractures in elderly

Vitamin D supplements can reduce fractures in elderly men and women, finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal. In a group of more...

Raise those zinc levels

Correcting zinc deficiency in world populations should be a top priority for health organisations, according to one expert writing in this week's British Medical Journal....

Melon rind may hold potent cure

Could a cure to sickle-cell-related deficiencies lie in the rind of the honey-like bounty of Mediterranean summers? Scientists in the US would have us believe...

Omega-3 powers explained?

New research seems to explain how Omega-3 fatty acids consumed in oily fish protects against stroke and heart disease. A team of researchers from the...

Fibre may help reduce cancer risk in larynx

New findings confirm the role played by diet in risk for cancer of the larynx. A team of European researchers found that dietary fibre was...

Feeding the brain

Europe continues to assess the role that diet can play in keeping our minds healthier for longer with the launch of a new study in...

Diet may play role in mouth cancer

People at higher risk of oral cancer, such as heavy smokers and drinkers, may benefit from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, suggest researchers....

Egg fans lower breast cancer risk

Women who eat more eggs as teenagers may be less likely to develop breast cancer later on, say researchers this week. The research, published in...

Vitamin K - a role in bone health

Women with a low vitamin K intake may be at increased risk of bone fractures, suggests research in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Fish, olive oil and veg to keep you sprightly

A Mediterranean diet significantly lessens the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, shows a small Swedish study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But it takes...

Coffee linked to stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do...

Pharma to target women

Women are becoming the most attractive target audience for healthcare companies, claims a new report from market analysts Datamonitor. A combination of increasing Internet access,...

Fruity youth can help curb cancer

A childhood diet rich in fruit may protect against the development of certain cancers in later life, according to the findings of a long term...

Potential cure for coeliac disease

Results from a new study may lead to the first medical treatment for coeliac disease, a hereditary digestive disease that can damage the small intestine...

Healthier bread on the way?

Research now underway will provide the means to develop novel forms of bread, and other foods, which contain increased amounts of soluble fibre, making them...

FSA repeats fish warning

The UK Food Standards Agency has reiterated its advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women regarding fish intake in a bid to protect against what it...

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