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Natural phytosterols play role in metabolism

The phytosterols in certain plant foods may have important effects on cholesterol absorption and metabolism, suggests a recent study. Researchers from Washington University in St...

IOC discusses sports nutrition

A group of the world's nutrition experts met at the International Olympic Committee's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, this week to discuss nutrition in sports. The...

WHO consults global food industry

Talks on solutions to combat the growing global incidence of chronic disease continued this week when officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) met in...

Folic acid supplements may not reduce heart attacks in at-risk patients

Folic acid did not prevent heart attacks in heart disease patients receiving supplements of the vitamin over a two-year period, report researchers in the Netherlands....

Looking at lutein

Only 38 per cent of people in the UK have heard of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the industrialised world,...

Isoflavones may reduce risk of breast cancer

Eating foods rich in isoflavones may reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially in postmenopausal women, suggests Japanese research. Frequent consumption of soy-rich miso soup...

Cherries may help prevent gout

A small study supports the reputed anti-gout efficacy of cherries, write researchers in the Journal of Nutrition this month. The team found that the plasma...

Cholesterol-lowering milks put to test

The British Heart Foundation launches a campaign today to raise awareness of the health risks of high cholesterol levels - nearly two thirds of UK...

Supplements fight the costs of surgery

Preoperative administration of an immune-enhancing oral supplement helps patients to fight off infections after operations, and spend less time in hospital, concludes a study presented...

Going towards genetically prescribed selenium

The trace element selenium may prove to be an important nutritional supplement for preventing breast cancer if a person is genetically predisposed to the disease,...

A plant-based treatment for SARS?

A compound found in the root of the liquorice plant could be more effective at treating the SARS virus than currently used drugs, reported researchers...

A hard look at childhood obesity

The UK is facing an obesity epidemic that could ultimately lead to a dramatic increase in the number of cases of diabetes, claim UK scientists....

Study throws doubt on safety of antioxidants?

Antioxidant vitamins are not effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, concludes a meta-analysis of randomised trials in tomorrow's issue of the Lancet. The...

Further research on Enova

The Enova brand cooking oil, produced jointly by ADM and Japan's Kao, has been shown to increase the body's ability to burn fat and may...

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...