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Pine bark extract could calm ADHD kids, says study

A daily supplement of the French maritime pine bark extract, Pycnogenol, improved attention and coordination and reduce hyperactivity of kids with ADHD, says new research.

Citrus peel extract shows benefits for diabetes

A daily supplement of an extract from citrus peel could reduce insulin resistance in hamsters, suggesting the extract might also help prevent diabetes in humans, says a North American study.

Positive results for Alltracel bioactive + sterols

Alltracel has obtained positive pre-clinical results from investigations into the effect of its cellulose cholesterol-lowering technology in combination with plant sterols, which may help smooth the route to its use...

Mechanism of grape juice's cholesterol benefits proposed

Scientists from Spain have reported that they have identified how grape juice polyphenols help reduce bad cholesterol levels, science that could extend understanding of a product that is enjoying increasing...

Lignans could help prevent colorectal cancer, suggests study

Dutch scientists have reported that a high dietary intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by half, the first such report linking lignans to this type...

Some tastes in the genes, says obesity-linked study

A child's taste for protein-rich foods like meat and fish is inherited, but taste for vegetables and desserts are influenced, says new research that may have implications for understanding obesity.

Vitamin-producing bacteria could lead to cheaper fortified dairy

Adding riboflavin-producing bacteria to standard yoghurt could boost the nutritional value and cut costs of conventional fortification, suggests a joint Argentine-Dutch study.

Strong evidence for lignans' breast cancer protection

A high intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of breast cancer for pre-menopausal women by 78 per cent, says new research from Germany that adds significantly to the...

Green, yellow veg linked to healthier arteries

A diet rich in green and yellow vegetables could reduce the development of atherosclerosis by almost 40 per cent, and is further evidence for the benefits of eating your vegetables,...

More support for Rosell's Lacidofil for IBS

Institut Rosell has obtained more evidence that its Lacidofil probiotic, composed of two strains of live lactic acid bacteria, may help alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), when...

CoQ10 focus

Science searches for new CoQ10 benefits

As the science behind the understanding of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) expands, so does the list of health conditions that could potentially benefit from supplements.

Coffee could reduce risk of alcoholic cirrhosis, study finds

A study has found drinking four or more cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of alcoholic cirrhosis by 80 percent, suggesting that an ingredient in coffee may...

Carotenoids linked to lower risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

High daily intakes of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as vegetables in general, could reduce the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by almost 50 per cent, says a new study.

More support for cinnamon extract benefits for diabetics

A daily supplement of an aqueous cinnamon extract improved blood-glucose levels in type-2 diabetics by over ten percent, say German researchers - supporting previous studies into the benefits of the...

Med diet good for people with heart problems

The Mediterranean diet, already linked as a way to protect against heart disease, could help people with established heart problems says a population-based study from Greece.

Stanol/sterol esters may protect against colon cancer

Dietary supplement of stanol and sterol esters may lower the rate of colon cell growth and protect against colon cancer, if the results from hamsters can be applied to humans.

Mango cookies could boost dietary fibre intake, says research

Extracts from mangos are a rich source of dietary fibre, both soluble and insoluble, with good antioxidant properties and can easily be used in bakery products to boost public consumption,...

Custard goes functional with bioactive ingredients

Custard could soon be going functional with soy isoflavones or antioxidants from olive oil, as research from the Netherlands shows that the popular dessert can easily be enhanced and release...

Gardenia extract shows diabetes promise

An extract of Gardenia fruit that has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries has shown promise in laboratory tests for its potential to help manage type II diabetes, researchers...

Chilled, cut fruit keep nutrients as well as fresh

Minimal processing of fruit - cutting, packaging and chilling - does not affect the nutritional content even after nine days, says an international study that could promote healthy eating on...

Women on the pill could benefit from Q10, vit E

Women taking oral contraceptives have lower levels of the antioxidants coenzyme Q10 and vitamin E, and could possibly benefit from supplements, suggests a new study.

Antioxidant-rich soy sauce could protect against CVD

Adding a dash of sauce of dark soy sauce to your daily diet could improve antioxidant levels and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, say scientists from Singapore.

Zinc supplements could protect against CVD

Zinc supplements may decrease the risk of heart disease, says an animal study from Singapore, results that appear to support previous benefits afforded by the mineral.

Nutrition focus for osteoporosis prevention

The International Osteoporosis Foundation has heard damning reports of under-diagnosis and inappropriate care for sufferers of the devastating brittle bone disease, which also highlight the importance of communication about preventative...

Omega-3, quercitrin combo could ease bowel inflammation

A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and the flavonoid quercitrin may work to reduce inflammation in the large intestine associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, says an animal study...

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