Oleic acid, the chief fatty acid in olive oil, has been shown to dramatically cut the levels of a gene involved in the development of breast cancer.
Teenage girls that take calcium supplements for a short time may see a long-term benefit to bone health, suggest Israeli researchers.
Colour does not appear to dictate lycopene content as green, purple and red tomato ketchups boast similar levels of health promoting antioxidant lycopene, claim researchers, who also identified dark red...
Taking vitamin C does not appear to help exercise performance despite public preconceptions, suggests a small US study.
The vitamin-like substance acetyl-L-carnitine appears to help ease the pain caused by diabetic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes that results in painful damage to nerves.
SEAFOODplus, the largest research project ever sponsored by the EU in the seafood sector, is now underway and will aim to satisfy consumer demand for healthy, safe seafood.
Problems with the way the body processes vitamin A may contribute to the development of breast cancer, show preliminary findings on the vitamin pathway.
The mineral zinc may help prevent oesophageal and oral cancers in people at high risk, suggests research on rats.
The popular herbal tea camomile may help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps, UK researchers will report.
Foods that can help control the common incidence of blood pressure offer growing opportunities for industry, and a recent study boosts the case revealing that children who consistently eat more...
Curcumin, the yellow pigment in curry spice, is to be investigated for its potential in prevention of Alzheimer's disease after tests on mice found it to be more effective than...
Young adults who eat frequently at fast-food restaurants gain more weight and have a greater increase in insulin resistance in early middle age, according to a large multi-center study published...
There is little evidence to support the use of many commercial weight loss programmes, according to a study in the US, which suggests that the search for new, more effective...
The ancient herbal butterbur offers considerable help in preventing migraine headaches, according to an international research team.
Pregnant women should take vitamin D supplements to protect their offspring from multiple sclerosis, a UK-based expert has urged.
Mothers who eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C during breastfeeding could reduce the chances of their children developing allergies, report Finnish researchers.
The soy isoflavone genistein may inhibit intestinal cell growth in babies, say US researchers, who have carried out tests on newborn piglets.
Essential oils usually used in aromatherapy have been found to kill the deadly MRSA bacteria causing increasing numbers of deaths in hospitals round the world.
Fruit compounds called anthocyanins could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, suggest preliminary tests on animals.
People who eat oily fish or take fish oil supplements score 13 per cent higher in IQ tests and are less likely to show early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according...
Consumers should forget about taking medication to help them stay healthy longer and change their diet instead, suggest scientists writing in this week's British Medical Journal.
Better understanding of how a fish-rich diet helps maintain a low risk of heart attack has been targeted under a new study at the University of Edinburgh.
Consuming products with plant sterols as well as exercising may offer additional benefits for those at risk of coronary heart disease, say Canadian researchers.
Iron supplements may be useful for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers that have found a small group of these children to be deficient in the mineral.
New findings from Japanese researchers could help society understand the mechanistic role of obesity in the metabolic syndrome and could eventually help stem the obesity epidemic.