Lowering blood sugar levels could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in non-diabetics as well as people with diabetes, say US researchers.
Eating soyfoods may reduce the risk of fracture in postmenopausal women, particularly among those in the early years following menopause, shows a Chinese study.
Vitamin C may have the potential to fight cancer but only in such high doses that it has to be injected intravenously, suggests new laboratory research.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been believed to confer a beneficial effect on patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but scientists from California...
Dietary copper may have a negative impact on lung health, say UK researchers, who also confirmed the positive role of vitamin C and selenium.
Iron supplements could be improved by new research in the UK that has identified for the first time a molecule responsible for absorption of the mineral in the gut.
A deficiency of the mineral zinc may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease through inflammation and a decreased level of compounds that protect against atherosclerosis, indicates a new study in...
Grain sorghum compounds could be used as food ingredients or dietary supplements to manage cholesterol levels, say US researchers.
A new meta-analysis of scientific evidence for nuts' ability to lower cholesterol levels confirms that almonds, peanuts, walnuts and pecans could be useful as part of an overall heart-healthy diet.
Regular exercise and a diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3s may help the elderly stave off memory loss, said Irish scientists yesterday.
Consuming soy protein could help prevent diabetes sufferers developing fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, say researchers in a new animal study.
Vinegar reduces the body's insulin response to a carbohydrate meal and increases satiety, say Swedish researchers.
Opportunities await for Europe's beer industry to tap into growing consumer health trends as Belgian brewing scientists offer newly developed testing to assess the nutritional quality of beers.
Cows on healthier diets produce milk that is healthier for humans, says new research, improving our understanding of how dairy processors could naturally increase the health positioning of their products.
Fish oil did little to reduce the risk of heart rhythm problems, cardiac arrest or arrhythmia in patients at increased risk, said researchers yesterday, conflicting with previous results showing a...
A new study from Norway has cast doubt on years of research suggesting that vitamin B6 and folic acid may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system - findings...
Mice given high doses of vitamin E lived on average 40 per cent longer than a control group, report Spanish and Argentinian researchers, who suggest the results are down to...
Probiotic bacteria drops appear to reduce the symptoms of colic in breast-feeding infants and could offer a natural, more effective alternative to conventional treatment, say researchers.
Food makers anxious to tap into the burgeoning market for functional foods might wish to promote the use of mushrooms, with fresh research from food scientists suggesting button mushrooms are...
Pomegranate fruit extracts have been shown to block enzymes that contribute to cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis, a condition that currently has little perspective for treatment.
Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs act as a powerful combination to halt the growth of prostate cancer cells, say US scientists.
Polyphenols present in roasted or baked rolled oats could be intimately linked to the flavour development of this popular food, report food scientists.
Health-promoting cereal foods and ingredients aimed at fighting metabolic syndrome are to be developed in a five-year project involving 43 partners from 15 European countries.
Taking a high-dose vitamin C supplement everyday reduced the number of colds experienced by people in a Japanese trial, although intake of the vitamin appeared to have no impact on...
A compound found in olive oil has an anti-inflammatory action similar to the popular painkiller ibuprofen, reported US researchers today.