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Grape juice increases good cholesterol

Drinking Concord grape juice significantly increased good cholesterol and significantly lowered two markers of inflammation in people with stable coronary artery disease.

Vitamin C may increase mortality in diabetic women

Older women suffering from diabetes who supplement with high doses of vitamin C may be increasing their risk of mortality.

Early nutrient deficiency may increase adolescent violence

Malnutrition in the first few years of life leads to antisocial and aggressive behaviour throughout childhood and late adolescence, report US researchers.

Small daily soy intake cuts cholesterol

Further evidence supports the cholesterol-lowering function of soy protein, making it a key ingredient in formulations looking to benefit heart health.

Natural hormone could help treat metabolic syndrome

The natural hormone DHEA could play a role in the prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome associated with abdominal obesity, according to research published this week.

CRN pours cold water on new vitamin E research

A study published yesterday claiming that high doses of vitamin E do more harm than good is simply an attempt to grab headlines, says the US supplements industry association the...

ALA may protect against sudden cardiac death

Women who reported eating diets rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) had a lower risk of dying from heart disease and sudden cardiac death than those whose diets are low in...

ALA-rich walnuts reduce inflammation, shows small study

A diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid from walnuts, walnut oil and flaxseed oil not only lowered bad cholesterol but also decreased markers for blood vessel inflammation in men and women...

Keeping weight stable reduces heart disease risk

Young adults who maintain their weight over time, even if they are overweight, have lower risk factor levels for heart disease and are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome in...

Obesity, a role in acute leukaemia risk?

A large sample study in the US finds that obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML), an often fatal cancer of the bone...

Multivitamins before pregnancy may prevent prematurity

Women who take multivitamins before becoming pregnant are less likely to give birth to premature babies, suggests a new study.

Wholegrains strongly associated with keeping weight off

Eating wholegrain foods appears to keep weight down through components other than the fibre content, suggests a new study.

High GI foods linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes

Replacing white bread with low-glycaemic breads could help to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests new research, that offers evidence for the role of low glycaemic index foods.

Omega-3s reduce cough in allergic children

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent asthmatic cough and allergy to house dust mites in children, report Australian researchers, adding new evidence to the ongoing debate.

Olive oil reduces blood pressure

Consumption of olive oil is inversely associated with blood pressure, report Greek researchers, revealing an additional factor behind its protective effect on heart health.

Profits up at Tate & Lyle on strong sucralose gains

Month-on-month growth for Tate & Lyle's zero calorie sweetener combined with a faster than expected decline in European cereal prices helped the UK firm post a high single-digit rise in...

Antioxidant-rich soup cuts stress levels

Food makers continue to reap the benefits from new science that backs the health promoting properties of food with researchers finding an antioxidant-rich soup raised vitamin C levels, and reduced...

Fruit's anti-cancer effect 'overstated'

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease but not cancer, according to a new study that suggests the cancer-protective effect may have been...

Omega-3s good for women's health

Women in particular gain from an increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids, according to a new study.

Further evidence for vitamin E's protection against Alzheimer's

Vitamin E may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, suggests new research that provides insights into how the disease damages brain cells.

Berry phenol fights harmful bacteria in gut

Raspberries and another berry commercially grown in Finland, the cloudberry, contain a compound that inhibits the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria, report researchers at VTT Biotechnology and the University of...

Red wine substances may protect against lung cancer

Red wine may protect against the development of lung cancer in men, suggests new research, with each daily glass conferring additional benefit.

South African obesity under spotlight at major conference

Chronic diseases linked to obesity could put the brakes on economic progress in many developing countries unless urgent action is taken, experts warned at the first major international conference on...

Resveratrol anti-inflammatory action confirmed

Resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant found in wine, and another polyphenol quercetin can act as novel anti-inflammatory agents, conclude UK researchers, although they question the value of offering resveratrol over the...

DASH diet may do more than lower blood pressure

The DASH diet, developed by the US government's National Institutes of Health as a way to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, may have health benefits that go beyond its...