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Pomegranate extract fights prostate cancer in lab tests

Pomegranate juice may be able to prevent prostate cancer if initial findings in the lab can be confirmed in humans, say US researchers.

Puppy fat in teenage years puts strain on heart

Just a little extra fat during teenage years raises the risk of future heart disease, scientists have warned.

Nutrition researchers recognized by industry

Dr Rob M. Russell, a scientist specializing in carotenoid metabolism, last week won DSM's €25,000 prize for his major influence on furthering understanding of beta-carotene's role in cancer.

High-protein, low-carb corn developed

Corn with twice as much protein and oil and about half as much carbohydrate content could be just round the corner.

B-vitamin boost in fight against mental decline

Eating foods rich in B-vitamins and folate, such as green, leafy vegetables, could help prevent against age-related mental decline according to a study published this month.

Calcium supplements may have usefulness limit, suggests study

Calcium supplements may not increase the bone mineral density in young women after a certain threshold level of intake has been achieved, according to a new study from Creighton University.

Infants benefit from prebiotics too, indicates study

Infants formula-makers looking replicate the qualities of breast milk are turning to prebiotics to boost gut health, according to Orafti. A new study conducted in France indicates their benefits.

Antioxidants may hamper cancer therapies

Antioxidants are widely believed to help reduce the risk of certain cancers, but if taken by cancer patients undergoing cytotoxic therapy they may have a detrimental effect, according to a...

More evidence for beta-carotene, cancer link in smokers

A new cohort study investigating the interaction between beta-carotene intake and cancer indicates that the carotenoid may have a protective effect in non-smokers but actually increase the risk for those...

Green tea could provide Alzheimer's breakthrough

Scientists investigating the effects of green tea antioxidant EGCG on mice's brains believe their positive results may signal its use as a preventative or treatment of Alzheimer's disease in humans.

CLA functional role needs more studies

More clinical studies using humans are needed to better understand the effects of conjugated linoleic acids, found naturally in dairy and meat, on weight loss and other aspects of consumers'...

Fruit and veg protect against pancreatic cancer: more evidence

Including plenty of fruit and vegetables in the diet could halve chances of developing pancreatic cancer indicates a new case-control study, supporting research published earlier this year.

Casein, whey formulas reduce infants' allergy risk

Infants whose parents suffer from food allergies have less chance of developing them themselves if they are fed hydrolyzed casein or whey formulas in place of cow's milk based formulas...

Pomegranate juice's heart benefits backed by study

The evidence in favor of pomegranates is stacking up, as the latest research indicates that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice each day may be of benefit for patients with...

More fiber may help women stay slim, say researchers

Dieters are bombarded with messages about low-carb, high-protein and low-fat approaches to weight loss, but new research from Tufts University suggests that they should also consider placing greater emphasis on...

How antioxidants could fight prostate cancer - genes reveal clues

US scientists have discovered a molecular pathway in mice that makes prostate cells vulnerable to the free radicals that lead to cancer.

Cereal eating teen girls weigh less

Supporting evidence for the health benefits of regular cereal consumption, girls who eat breakfast cereal daily weigh less than their friends who opt for a different morning sustenance, reveals a...

Bean and nut compound blocks tumour growth

A compound found in everyday foods like beans, nuts and cereals can slow the development of cancerous tumours, UK researchers report today.

Broccoli compounds halted lung cancer in animal tests

A family of compounds found in broccoli and other vegetables blocked lung cancer progression in both animal studies and in human lung cancer cells, report researchers.

Probiotic multivitamin reduces cold symptoms, duration

Taking probiotic supplements or foods could shorten the duration of colds and reduce the severity of symptoms, shows new research from Germany.

Walnuts are a source of melatonin, shows study

The health-conferring benefits of walnuts have been widely studied, but new research has shown that they are a source of the antioxidant hormone melatonin. It indicates that consumption of walnuts...

High blood sugar levels raise risk of heart disease

Lowering blood sugar levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in non-diabetics as well as people with diabetes, say US researchers.

Soyfoods cut risk of fractures in older women

Eating soyfoods may reduce the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women, particularly among those in the early years following menopause, shows a Chinese study.

Vitamin C may fight cancer in high IV doses

Vitamin C may have the potential to fight cancer but only in such high doses that it has to be injected intravenously, suggests new laboratory research.

Not enough evidence for omega-3 bowel benefit, says study

Omega-3 fatty acids have been believed to confer a beneficial effect on patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but scientists from California...

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