Eating more dairy foods, but not calcium supplements, could reduce body weight and body mass, claim researchers from Denmark.
Fish oil supplements will be given to a group of children with learning and behavioural difficulties in a new study to find out if the omega-3 fatty acids can improve...
Higher intake of vitamin D by pregnant women has been linked to stronger bones in their children.
The French food safety body AFSSA has launched its second study on national eating habits, including for the first time data on consumption of supplements and functional foods.
Starting the day with an egg breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count is more likely to lead to weight loss in overweight people, suggests new research.
Scientists in Germany claim to have developed a microwave vacuum drying method that preserves the vitamin content of fruit and other foods.
L-arginine amino acid supplements for heart attack patients may do more harm than good, according to a new study.
A compound found in fruits like olives, mangoes, strawberries and grapes fights cancer in human and animal cells, shows recent research.
New research published today reveals that consuming soy could have a "severe" impact on a genetic heart condition that affects one in 500 people, though the authors caution that the...
Upping intake of vitamins C and E, zinc, and beta-carotene could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a third, suggests a new Dutch study.
Higher intakes of vitamin D could reduce the risk of certain cancers by as much as 50 per cent, suggests a new study, lending weight to calls for increased supplement...
New research explains the mechanism behind the widely recognized link between a high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes, providing an insight into how high-fat diet-induced diabetes may be prevented.
There is no compelling evidence to show that hangover cures or preventative remedies actually work, say researchers in this week's BMJ.
The Puritans described its rich ingredients as "unfit for God-fearing people". The Quakers referred to it as "the invention of the scarlet whore of Babylon ". Who would have thought...
A daily treat of dark chocolate can improve overall heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers from Zurich.
The Chinese herb compound Artemisinin may prevent breast cancer, say researchers from the University of Washington.
If only they taught chemistry in schools as it happens at Christmas tables across Europe. For here lies the secret of delicious. Come next weekend, the centrepiece from north to...
Levels of selenium and other antioxidants are low in elderly women, and could be boosted by supplements, say German researchers.
The number of people with dementia around the world will double every 20 years, predicts a new report.
A diet rich in folic acid could boost the immune system in the old people,suggest the results from a new Canadian study with rats.
A diet rich in omega-3 and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could improve lung function for COPD sufferers, reports a study from Japan.
Iodine in milk may be a main cause of teenagers' acne outbreaks, says a US dermatologist, though hard evidence of a link remains scarce and disputed.
Dietary fibre intake may not be associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (vol 294,...
People that are undernourished, or losing weight unintentionally, cost UK health services more than twice as much as obese people, suggests a new report, yet they receive less attention from...
Japan's food safety authorities have agreed on a safe daily intake for soy isoflavones, after applications to register the supplements as food for specified health use (FOSHU).