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Decaf coffee could protect against type-2 diabetes

Drinking six or more cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by more than 20 per cent, says a new US study.

Pierre Fabre and MHB collaborate on plant projects

France-based Laboratoires Pierre Fabre has announced an agreement with Canadian bioresearcher Millenia Hope Biopharma (MHB), which may yield new plant-based products for use by the nutraceuticals industry.

Low carb diet could benefit obese diabetics, says study

Sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet with some limits of calories has long-term benefits on body weight and blood sugar levels, says a new study from Sweden, but a leading diabetes...

More support for olive polyphenol in bone health

The olive polyphenol, oleuropein, reduces bone loss in a rat model of osteoporosis, say researchers at France's INRA, as science continues to accumulate linking the olive extract with bone health.

Daidzein from soy linked to heart health benefits

Increasing levels of daidzein, an isoflavone found in soy, have been linked to significant improvements in cholesterol levels and could boost heart health, says a new study.

Omega-3s may help depressive kids - pilot study

Increasing omega-3 intake from the diet or supplements may help depressive kids, reports a pilot study for the first time.

More support for omega-3 calming ADHD kids

Supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 improved the attention span and hyperactivity scores of young Australians, and was rated better than the common medication Ritalin.

Increased choline intake could cut CVD risk, suggests study

Increased intake of choline, a nutrient found in meat, milk and eggs, can reduce circulating levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to increased risk of heart disease, says a...

Cherry juice may reduce exercise-induced muscle pain

Drinking cherry juice could reduce the pain and damage in muscles induced by exercise, says a small intervention study from the US.

Folic acid supplements could boost DNA repair, says study

Daily folic acid supplements could improve DNA stability and reduce the risk of certain cancers linked to faults in the genetic code, suggests new research.

Fat, salt content of kids' food linked to "obesity time-bomb"

A new survey from the UK's Trading Standards Institute (TSI) says that the fat and salt content of children's food vary widely, and suggests that some kids' intake may be...

Beer extract could protect against prostate cancer

The flavonoid xanthohumol found in hops could help prevent prostate cancer, but the scientists suggest supplements rather than beer for exploiting the potential benefits.

Pine bark extract could calm ADHD kids, says study

A daily supplement of the French maritime pine bark extract, Pycnogenol, improved attention and coordination and reduce hyperactivity of kids with ADHD, says new research.

Citrus peel extract shows benefits for diabetes

A daily supplement of an extract from citrus peel could reduce insulin resistance in hamsters, suggesting the extract might also help prevent diabetes in humans, says a North American study.

Positive results for Alltracel bioactive + sterols

Alltracel has obtained positive pre-clinical results from investigations into the effect of its cellulose cholesterol-lowering technology in combination with plant sterols, which may help smooth the route to its use...

Mechanism of grape juice's cholesterol benefits proposed

Scientists from Spain have reported that they have identified how grape juice polyphenols help reduce bad cholesterol levels, science that could extend understanding of a product that is enjoying increasing...

Lignans could help prevent colorectal cancer, suggests study

Dutch scientists have reported that a high dietary intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by half, the first such report linking lignans to this type...

Some tastes in the genes, says obesity-linked study

A child's taste for protein-rich foods like meat and fish is inherited, but taste for vegetables and desserts are influenced, says new research that may have implications for understanding obesity.

Vitamin-producing bacteria could lead to cheaper fortified dairy

Adding riboflavin-producing bacteria to standard yoghurt could boost the nutritional value and cut costs of conventional fortification, suggests a joint Argentine-Dutch study.

Strong evidence for lignans' breast cancer protection

A high intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of breast cancer for pre-menopausal women by 78 per cent, says new research from Germany that adds significantly to the...

Green, yellow veg linked to healthier arteries

A diet rich in green and yellow vegetables could reduce the development of atherosclerosis by almost 40 per cent, and is further evidence for the benefits of eating your vegetables,...

More support for Rosell's Lacidofil for IBS

Institut Rosell has obtained more evidence that its Lacidofil probiotic, composed of two strains of live lactic acid bacteria, may help alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when...

CoQ10 focus

Science searches for new CoQ10 benefits

As the science behind the understanding of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) expands, so does the list of health conditions that could potentially benefit from supplements.

Coffee could reduce risk of alcoholic cirrhosis, study finds

A study has found drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 80 percent, suggesting that an ingredient in coffee may...

Carotenoids linked to lower risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

High daily intakes of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as vegetables in general, could reduce the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by almost 50 per cent, says a new study.