Kelp seaweed, the brown plant often found washed ashore on beaches, could help to fight hormone-related cancers, suggests new animal research.
About 19 per cent of people have a genetic variation that may increase susceptibility to osteoporosis, a new study reveals.
Researchers at Brandeis University claim that they have found a way for food manufacturers to make snack foods that lower cholesterol levels.
A compound derived from a rare South American plant stops the growth of human breast cancer cells in laboratory cultures, report US scientists in a journal this month.
Wine drinkers gain more heart health benefits than those who drink beer or other spirits, and may also live longer, finds a new analysis of research into this area.
Anaemic mothers who took iron supplements reported significant improvement in depression and anxiety levels after giving birth compared to those who took a placebo, shows a new study.
Women consuming more than 800 milligrams of calcium each day reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 46 per cent, according a large study carried out in the US.
Green tea extract could become a novel ingredient for the sports nutrition industry if new findings on animals can be confirmed in human tests.
Six-year-olds whose mothers are overweight are 15 times more likely to be obese than children of slim mothers, shows new research out of the US.
Efforts to prevent osteoporosis, generally considered a disease of elderly women, should actually start before puberty, suggests new research into calcium supplements.
Food manufacturers looking to target Europe's increasing elderly population may be able to offer health benefits by adding a synbiotic ingredient.
Meat and dairy products with higher levels of the healthy fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could be available in just three years, say scientists at the Rowett Research Institute in...
The type of dietary fats consumed by middle-aged men may be more important than reducing total fat intake to lower the risk of dying from heart disease, suggests a study...
Evidence continues to mount suggesting the benefits of moderate drinking to overall health with a new study on over 4,000 older women finding a daily drink could sharpen the mind.
Women keen on bananas, salads and root vegetables may be less likely to develop kidney cancer, suggests a new Swedish study.
Prolonged magnesium deficiency leads to osteoporosis in rats, finds new research, which could present a warning to many populations not getting adequate levels of the mineral through their diets.
Children with mild to moderate asthma who took supplements of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol saw improved lung function and a significant decrease in asthma symptoms, report researchers.
Peanuts are in the news again as being healthy - despite their high-fat levels - as researchers suggest that they may be as rich in antioxidants as many fruits.
Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink helped soccer players maintain their stamina, a small study found.
Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory research on mice.
Slim mothers may be impacting the liver health of their babies in later life, say UK researchers.
Mothers that consumed high levels of dietary vitamin C during late pregnancy were more than twice as likely to report wheezing in their children two years on, shows a new...
Laboratory results showing that oleic acid dramatically cuts the expression of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer have been acclaimed as a major breakthrough in understanding the...
A University of Toronto study involving beagles indicates that cognitive stimulation may boost the effects of an antioxidant-rich diet in combatting the loss of learning ability with advanced aging.
Changes in gut microflora caused by widespread use of antibiotics and today's high-fat, low-fibre diet could be responsible for a major increase in allergies in recent years, say researchers.