Efforts to prevent osteoporosis, generally considered a disease of elderly women, should actually start before puberty, suggests new research into calcium supplements.
Food manufacturers looking to target Europe's increasing elderly population may be able to offer health benefits by adding a synbiotic ingredient.
Meat and dairy products with higher levels of the healthy fat conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could be available in just three years, say scientists at the Rowett Research Institute in...
The type of dietary fats consumed by middle-aged men may be more important than reducing total fat intake to lower the risk of dying from heart disease, suggests a study...
Evidence continues to mount suggesting the benefits of moderate drinking to overall health with a new study on over 4,000 older women finding a daily drink could sharpen the mind.
Women keen on bananas, salads and root vegetables may be less likely to develop kidney cancer, suggests a new Swedish study.
Prolonged magnesium deficiency leads to osteoporosis in rats, finds new research, which could present a warning to many populations not getting adequate levels of the mineral through their diets.
Children with mild to moderate asthma who took supplements of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol saw improved lung function and a significant decrease in asthma symptoms, report researchers.
Peanuts are in the news again as being healthy - despite their high-fat levels - as researchers suggest that they may be as rich in antioxidants as many fruits.
Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink helped soccer players maintain their stamina, a small study found.
Non-alcoholic beer may fight off cancer, suggests new laboratory research on mice.
Slim mothers may be impacting the liver health of their babies in later life, say UK researchers.
Mothers that consumed high levels of dietary vitamin C during late pregnancy were more than twice as likely to report wheezing in their children two years on, shows a new...
Laboratory results showing that oleic acid dramatically cuts the expression of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer have been acclaimed as a major breakthrough in understanding the...
A University of Toronto study involving beagles indicates that cognitive stimulation may boost the effects of an antioxidant-rich diet in combatting the loss of learning ability with advanced aging.
Changes in gut microflora caused by widespread use of antibiotics and today's high-fat, low-fibre diet could be responsible for a major increase in allergies in recent years, say researchers.
The European Commission is spending €12.7 million on research into the relationship between diet, lack of exercise and the development of diabetes to improve understanding of the rapid rise in...
People genetically prone to high concentrations of homocysteine have a higher risk of stroke than other individuals, according to a new study that supports the theory of a causal relationship...
Rice bran oil, being used by some US restaurants to eliminate trans fats, appears to be responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect of the ingredient rather than its fibre content, say...
More than 1.5 billion people will have high blood pressure by 2025, or around one in three adults over the age 20, experts have warned.
Taking supplements of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) appeared to restore normal blood vessel function in children with inherited high cholesterol, report researchers.
An avocado extract has been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells in lab research, reports Philippa Nuttall.
Consuming fruit and vegetables has no effect on reducing breast cancer risk, according to a large study that looks set to override previous evidence showing potential protective effects.
Lack of sleep is increasingly being linked to the epidemic of obesity in many developed nations, with new research showing that obese people sleep less than their normal weight peers.
State-of-the-art gene expression technology is being used in a new trial to assess the safety of high doses of vitamin C.