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Calcium speeds dehli belly recovery

People who eat a lot of dairy foods may be at lower risk of traveller's diarrhoea, according to scientists in the Netherlands, who have shown...

Supplement oils under the microscope

US researchers have discovered a faster, cheaper method for testing the quality and purity of oils, such as flaxseed, used in dietary supplements. With pressure...

Vitamin E offers no benefit to heart disease patients, long-term trial

Taking vitamin E will not prevent heart attacks or cancer, researchers said this week, news that could dent the current boom of one of the...

Human body may contain hidden obesity treatment

Two different chemicals produced naturally by the body could be used in the future to stem the dangerous rise in obesity, according to new studies...

Anti-obesity campaigners continue attack on food industry

The EU should adopt tougher regulations on food advertising to children and more effective labelling rules among a range of long-term measures to persuade Europeans...

Atkins gains fans in UK

An estimated 3 million people in the UK have tried the Atkins Diet, according to a poll which confirms the rapidly growing popularity of the...

Drinking to health

Regular alcohol intake, thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, is associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, reported Greek researchers at the European...

More research showing fruit and veg benefits; no further explanation

Even moderate consumption of fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart attacks and other coronary events, researchers said yesterday, confirming the need for...

Lipids found to fight TB bacteria

Dietary fats could help the body fight against tuberculosis, according to a team of Portuguese and German researchers. The team found that certain fatty acids,...

Wine with cigarettes could counter smoking damage

Certain constituents in red wine may be able to reverse some of the damage caused by cigarettes, suggests a new study presented at the European...

A wise old herb

The kitchen herb sage can improve memory, finds new research which could have significant implications for treatments for Alzheimer's disease, suggest the UK-based researchers. The...

Chromium supplements could play role in conventional diabetes care

A supplement containing chromium picolinate and biotin significantly reduced elevated blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes after only twelve weeks, reported researchers...

Milk may counter chocolate's heart benefits

Evidence continues to mount in favour of dark chocolate and its heart healthy benefits, but new research indicates that when consumed with milk, whether in...

Fruit and veg battle not won, even in cardiac patients

Cardiac rehabilitation patients may 'just say no' not only to obviously harmful dietary fat but also to beneficial fruits and vegetables, claims a small study...

Dairy produce is friend, not foe for teenage girls

Adolescent girls who consume a moderate amount of dairy products are not likely to have a higher body mass index or experience an increase in...

Womb conditions create 'couch potatoes'

Could your child be preordained to be an overweight couch potato? New Zealand physiologists are proposing that the well-known association between obesity, metabolic syndrome, sedentary...

Food industry bears weight of obesity

The food industry takes the rap for obesity once more as UK-based task force calls on the industry to 'help bring about a major transformation...

BNF to reveal plant-based foods review

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) is to hold a conference in September for the launch of its publication 'Plants: Diet and Health 2003', providing detailed...

Simple minds skip complex breakfast

Children who replace proper breakfasts with chocolate bars or carbonated drinks have the reaction levels of a 70 year old by the end of the...

Indian spice may provide IBD relief

Traditional curry spice curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's and ulcerative colitis - report researchers. The...

Portion size not fat intake blamed for US obesity

The "French paradox" - the intriguing phenomenon that pitches France's rich cuisine against a slender population - can be explained in part by portions that...

Secret to longer life may lie in the Med

The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are extolled once more as Harvard researchers report that compounds found in red wine and certain vegetables may be...

UK digests gut health

New research suggests that over a third of the UK population regularly suffers from digestive illnesses. Aiming to increase public awareness of gut health, today...

Oestrogen links obesity to breast cancer risk

Science has already suggested that obesity is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but a new study now explains why....

New evidence of dark chocolate's health potential

Dark chocolate could potentially reduce both cardiovascular and thromboembolic disease, due to its high flavonoid-rich cocoa content, suggests new research on chocolate consumption. The findings...

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