Purified ferritin from soybeans is easily adsorbed in the body and could provide a new way of raising iron levels in low-iron populations, reports a new study.
More than three wholegrain servings per day could reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in older adults, new research claims.
A new study using Sabinsa's Coleaus forskohlii extract, ForsLean, indicates that it could be helpful in helping maintain weight after weight loss.
A new review claims that a diet rich in carbohydrates may help improve insulin control, giving more support to FAO/WHO recommendations for a high-carbohydrate diet with low GI foods.
The soy component genistein has been found to disrupt the normal development of ovaries in female mice, although a similar effect in humans has yet to be proven.
A diet rich in vegetable protein, but not animal protein, could prevent hypertension and related diseases, according to a large epidemiological study.
As many consumers get down to dieting to counter the excess calories consumed over the holiday season, Orafti courts the market for foods that fill you up with the results...
A new report claims omega-3 fatty acid supplements can protect against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in asthma sufferers, adding to previous studies linking fish oil to lung health.
Drinking tomato juice completely prevented emphysema in mice exposed to tobacco smoke, report researchers from Japan.
Eating more dairy foods, but not calcium supplements, could reduce body weight and body mass, claim researchers from Denmark.
Fish oil supplements will be given to a group of children with learning and behavioural difficulties in a new study to find out if the omega-3 fatty acids can improve...
Higher intake of vitamin D by pregnant women has been linked to stronger bones in their children.
The French food safety body AFSSA has launched its second study on national eating habits, including for the first time data on consumption of supplements and functional foods.
Starting the day with an egg breakfast instead of another food with the same calorie count is more likely to lead to weight loss in overweight people, suggests new research.
Scientists in Germany claim to have developed a microwave vacuum drying method that preserves the vitamin content of fruit and other foods.
L-arginine amino acid supplements for heart attack patients may do more harm than good, according to a new study.
A compound found in fruits like olives, mangoes, strawberries and grapes fights cancer in human and animal cells, shows recent research.
New research published today reveals that consuming soy could have a "severe" impact on a genetic heart condition that affects one in 500 people, though the authors caution that the...
Upping intake of vitamins C and E, zinc, and beta-carotene could reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by a third, suggests a new Dutch study.
Higher intakes of vitamin D could reduce the risk of certain cancers by as much as 50 per cent, suggests a new study, lending weight to calls for increased supplement...
New research explains the mechanism behind the widely recognized link between a high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes, providing an insight into how high-fat diet-induced diabetes may be prevented.
There is no compelling evidence to show that hangover cures or preventative remedies actually work, say researchers in this week's BMJ.
The Puritans described its rich ingredients as "unfit for God-fearing people". The Quakers referred to it as "the invention of the scarlet whore of Babylon ". Who would have thought...
A daily treat of dark chocolate can improve overall heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease, say researchers from Zurich.
The Chinese herb compound Artemisinin may prevent breast cancer, say researchers from the University of Washington.