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Mistletoe: tradition not backed by science

A meta-analysis of trials on the use of mistletoe extract to treat cancer failed to show efficacy, report UK researchers in the International Journal of...

Putting herbals into perspective

The use of herbal medicines entails risks, but probably fewer than with synthetic drugs, argues an expert in a British Medicial Journal (BMJ) editorial out...

Breast feeding link to normal weight refuted

Breast feeding does not protect against overweight and obesity in later life, as previously believed, suggest researchers in two studies in this week's British Medical...

Science begins to add weight to CLA

The flurry of activity in CLA applications is being backed by a growing body of research to support the ingredient, particularly for its effects on...

Calorie dense foods promote weight gain but not satiety

Big portions encourage people to eat more but big portions of calorie dense food - the kind people tend to grab on the run -...

Irish dairy products to get functional boost

A probiotic cheese and products with high CLA levels are among the foods being developed at a new €16 million functional food research centre, recently...

Fortification programme successful in Chile

Fortification of wheat flour with folic acid has substantially improved folate status in a population of women of reproductive age in Chile, report researchers in...

Australia promotes healthy eating

The Australian government launched its National Nutrition Week yesterday, urging parents to buy healthier food for their children and help prevent the numbers of obese,...

Antioxidants blanched out of cooked veg

Certain methods of preparation and cooking can causevegetables to lose their cancer-fighting compounds, with microwaving the biggest culprit, finds a new study published in the...

New step in understanding coffee's anti-cancer action

Drinking coffee may help prevent colon cancer, say German researchers, who have identified a potent antioxidant compound in the popular beverage that increased protection against...

Getting the measure of magnesium

Magnesium appears to be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, report researchers, urging further study to find if increased intake of the...

Fructose intolerance?

Food makers could one day face demand for fructose-free products as two new studies link the sugar found in fruits to a role in gastrointestinal...

Taking up the slack from HRT

More than half the women participating in a trial in New Zealand stopped taking HRT after a study last year linked the treatment to significant...

Fortification begins in South Africa

South African millers must fortify flour and maize meal with a blend of vitamins and minerals, including folic acid, following new legislation introduced this week...

Elderly could benefit from B supplements

Elderly people should consider taking supplements of B vitamins as many are deficient in the nutrient, thought to protect against heart disease, argue German researchers...

Coffee compounds reveal action on glucose uptake

A small study carried out in the UK seems to support coffee's action on reducing diabetes risk. Researchers from the University of Surrey report that...

Timing key to multivitamin benefits

People who have been taking multivitamins for a long period of time could see a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, report researchers in the US....

Parents must tackle kids' obesity, new report

UK health experts are warning parents to pay more attention to their children's diets, as a new report finds that one in 10 six-year-olds are...

Diets may have reverse effect in children - new study

Boys and girls who diet to lose or maintain weight may actually be doing the reverse, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH),...

DSM award for isoflavone pioneer

DSM Nutritional Products - formerly Roche Vitamins - on Friday awarded for the first time its 'International award for innovative research in human nutrition' worth...

Fish oil supplements reduce disease risk in offspring

In utero undernourishment is believed to alter the body's metabolic programmming, increasing the risk of adult diseases in offspring. But supplementing the diet with fish...

Selenium supplements may increase skin cancer risk

Contrary to previous research findings, a new study in the US has found that selenium supplements not only did not reduce the risk of recurrence...

Milk increases bone density in training adolescent boys

Adolescent boys who drank three servings of milk daily while taking part in a standardised strength training programme had significantly greater increases in bone density...

A stroke of luck for fatty food lovers

Although previous research has shown a link with heart disease, high dietary fat intake does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of...

Efficacy of herbs as HRT substitute questioned

Scientists have called into question the efficacy of herbal remedies on menopausal symptoms after a review of randomised clinical trials found only limited evidence that...

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