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.
Apigenin, a plant flavonoid found in herbs, fruits and vegetables, slowed down the growth of prostate cancer tumours when fed to mice, report US researchers on a new study.
Dietary habits are significant predictors of poor hospitalization outcome among the elderly, concludes a team of Israeli researchers, who also found the prevalence of malnutrition to be high in a...
Better methods for stabilizing fish oils are needed to protect consumers from the toxic products produced when they go off, says a team of New Zealand researchers.
Antioxidants in red wine appear to have positive effects on the arteries of people with heart disease, according to a Greek study.
Food industry set to benefit from soybean research, as scientists in the US gain funding to map the soybean genome.
US scientists have explained how one of the forms of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid found in dairy products, could reduce inflammatory disease.
Fortification of soy sauce with highly bioavailableiron can be an effective way to reduce anaemia, even at low consumption levels, according to a recent study.
A new technique that allows researchers to track carotenoids consumed in plant foods through the body's bloodstream confirms the role of plant beta-carotene in raising vitamin A levels.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of dry eye syndrome, suggests a newly published study.
An oral combination of three Chinese herbs could be as effective as conventional medicines at alleviating asthma symptoms but without such severe side effects, report Chinese and American researchers.
Exploring how dietary components can interact to influence the metabolic state of the body, scientists show that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet eases Alzheimer's disease in mice.
Compounds in cranberries, thought to help prevent urinary preventions, may also fight the development of cancer, report US researchers today.
Large infants, and those who grow rapidly during the first two years of life, are at increased risk of obesity in childhood and adulthood, finds a new study out on...
Intake of beta-carotene from foods is inversely associated with lower mortality, including death from heart disease and cancer, in the elderly, shows a new study across different European populations.
Mothers that eat fish are likely to boost the brainpower of their babies, shows new research.
Probiotic bacteria could not only help fight viruses but they may also protect against autoimmune diseases like diabetes, says Swedish probiotics firm Probi.
Vanadium, a trace mineral taken in supplements by bodybuilders and for sugar control, may promote faster recovery from food poisoning or other infections, suggests new research on animals.
Children given a probiotic supplement for four months showed a significant improvement in symptoms of atopic dermatitis, said Australian researchers this month.
Keeping an eye on cholesterol can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke but it may also help ward off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.
Cheeseburgers are good for the gut, say scientists this week, in sharp contrast to widespread belief that high fat foods can clog up the arteries.
Eating fish at least once a week may slow down the development of dementia, suggests new research out of the US.