French scientists have reached a possible explanation for the weight loss effect of high-protein diets like Atkins.
US researchers have identified a protein that affects vitamin E's retention in prostate cells and helps the vitamin slow cancer growth.
Compounds in olive oil appear to protect against colon cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease in the Western world.
Rapid weight gain during childhood raises the risk of heart disease later in life more than an individual's actual body weight at any particular age, UK researchers have found.
A component of garlic that gives the herb its flavour may inhibit the effects of a suspected carcinogen produced by meat cooked at high temperatures, say US researchers.
Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine, lowers levels of the amyloid-beta peptides that cause the plaques in the brain leading to Alzheimer's disease, shows new research.
Eating sauerkraut and raw cabbage may protect women from breast cancer, said a team of US and Polish researchers last week.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), one of the fats in evening primrose oil and several other plant oils, inhibits action of Her-2/neu, a cancer gene that is responsible for almost 30 per...
UK scientists investigating how aged garlic extract reduces platelet aggregation say the supplement could significantly reduce the chances of heart attacks in heart patients.
Fruit and vegetable compounds shown to protect against cancer in epidemiological studies could be much more powerful if processors and breeders paid closer attention to their preservation, say Dutch researchers.
Broccoli's ability to fight Helicobacteri pylori, the bacterium responsible for most stomach cancers, has been demonstrated in a human study for the first time, claim Japanese researchers.
The herbal gingko biloba may lower the risk of developing ovarian cancer, US researchers say.
The role of probiotics in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) came under the spotlight at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology this weekend. The...
A combination of natural minerals from the Sierra Mountains shows promise in reducing the pain of arthritis, according to a study published in the Journal of Inflammation.
A UK survey of contaminant levels in fish and fish oils should help back up health claims and ease fears over the safety of consuming fish-based products.
Eating cabbage and other vegetables from the same family could help reduce the risk of lung cancer for some people with a particular genetic make-up, suggests new research.
German mineral water and fruit juice giant Rhoen Sprudel will launch the first non-dairy drink containing cholesterol-lowering ingredient Benecol.
A low-glycaemic index diet may not be any help for obese people trying to lose weight, contrary to growing popular belief, suggests a new study out of the US.
Middle-age people are more likely than younger or older adults to use complementary and alternative medicine, shows new research on Americans.
The natural vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol (TCT) may protect the brain against stroke- and glutamate-induced degeneration, according to researchers in a new animal study.
Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.
Alpha-tocotrienols, a natural form of vitamin E, significantly reduced the effects of stroke damage in a new study on rats.
A novel protein extracted from a culture of St John's wort extract suppresses HIV-1 expression and inhibits its replication, say US researchers.
A diet rich in vitamin C and B vitamins appears to protect against adenomas in the bowel, even in smokers, report French researchers.
Taking supplements of the herbal black cohosh is unlikely to offer much relief from menopausal hot flushes, conclude the US researchers on a new trial.