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Levels of selenium and other antioxidants are low in elderly women, and could be boosted by supplements, say German researchers.
The number of people with dementia around the world will double every 20 years, predicts a new report.
A diet rich in folic acid could boost the immune system in the old people,suggest the results from a new Canadian study with rats.
A diet rich in omega-3 and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) could improve lung function for COPD sufferers, reports a study from Japan.
Iodine in milk may be a main cause of teenagers' acne outbreaks, says a US dermatologist, though hard evidence of a link remains scarce and disputed.
Dietary fibre intake may not be associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (vol 294,...
People that are undernourished, or losing weight unintentionally, cost UK health services more than twice as much as obese people, suggests a new report, yet they receive less attention from...
Japan's food safety authorities have agreed on a safe daily intake for soy isoflavones, after applications to register the supplements as food for specified health use (FOSHU).
Drinking more than two cups of tea daily can reduce the risk of ovariancancer by half, according to results from a large Swedish study.
High levels of vitamin D may help our lungs stay healthy, according toresearchers from New Zealand.
Supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 oils can improve the behaviour of rowdykids and help language skills, researchers from England have found.
Supplements containing vitamins and other micronutrients can improve heart function and quality of life in elderly patients with chronic heart failure, claims a joint British-German study.
Pistachios and sesame seeds contain more cholesterol-reducing compounds than most other nuts and seeds, according to an extensive study.
Clinics that can test for consumers' genotypes and give out dietary advice accordingly could be set up in the near future, said one scientist speaking at Asia's first major nutrigenomics...
Most kinds of fibre are related to lower risk of various heart disease risk factors, finds new research on a French population.
Dieters who fail to lose weight on a calorie-controlled diet may take heart at new research from Tufts University, which indicates that it may be down to their genes.
Increasing magnesium intake could increase bone density in the elderly andreduce the risk of osteoporosis, suggests a large American study.
Young women can burn more calories from meals if they eat three or four servings of dairy per day, suggests a new study in another twist to the dairy weight...
A leucine-rich diet could reduce age-related muscle loss, say French researchers who have reported positive results on rats.
A team of British researchers is breeding a type of 'super broccoli' containing over three times the normal levels of an anti-cancer compound.
Drinking more than two cups of coffee or tea daily appears to cut the risk of chronic liver disease by half, reports new research from America.
Rice bred to contain high levels of iron has been shown to improve the iron status of Filippino women but it is unlikely to be a substitute for the growing...
Drinking alcohol in moderation may help people to stave off obesity, says US study, as researchers from New Zealand cast doubt on alcohol's heart health benefits.
Iron and calcium are linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in new research from the Harvard School of Public Health.