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High dose vitamin C linked to lower heart attack risk

People who supplement with high doses of vitamin C could be reducing their risk of major heart disease events like heart attack, suggests a new analysis of prospective studies.

Cranberries get thumbs-up from UK dentists

Cranberries have been given a major promotion in the UK as a leading dental charity advises they could help prevent a host of oral health problems, such as tooth decay...

Capsules better delivery form for tea benefits than beverage

Tea polyphenols are more bioavailable when delivered as encapsulated green tea extract than when taken as a traditional beverage, according to a small trial.

Folic acid supplements linked to breast cancer risk in prelim data

Pregnant women who take folic acid supplements to protect their babies from birth defects may also increase their long-term risk of breast cancer, according to preliminary data published in tomorrow's...

Soiken links up with drink maker to develop health drink

Japanese biotech firm Soiken signs joint research agreement with a beverage manufacturer to drill into the established functional food market.

New findings on insulin activity and Alzheimer's link

A decreased level of an enzyme that breaks down insulin in brain tissue may explain why diabetes patients have a higher risk of Alzheimer's, report researchers.

Resveratrol has multiple action on heart health

Resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine, may help protect heart health by limiting the effects of cardiac fibrosis, a hardening of the heart tissue, finds new animal research.

Lipid delivery system improves cognitive performance

Israel-based Enzymotec in conjunction with Tel Aviv University has concluded a study showing that a superior lipid-based delivery system for DHA had a significant effect on the cognitive performance in...

Honey, royal jelly fight tumour growth

Natural honey-bee products such as propolis, royal jelly, caffeic acid, honey and venom could one day be used to help prevent cancer, say Croatian researchers.

Lutein, zeaxanthin offer cataract protection, new research

Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids found in dark leafy green vegetables, were nearly 10 times more powerful than the antioxidant vitamin E in protecting human eye cells from UV-induced damage, report...

Antioxidant, B vitamin combo to slow dementia?

Combining B vitamins with a powerful antioxidant could lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine enough to prevent dementia, claims a UK research firm preparing to test the theory...

Milk peptide gains evidence of BP-lowering effect

A milk peptide developed by Dutch dairy ingredients firm DMV International reduced blood pressure in people with hypertension, according to a small study published last month.

Wholegrains ease metabolic syndrome, further evidence

Daily helpings of brown rice, wholegrain bread and cereals could reduce the risk of developing the increasingly common health condition of type 2 diabetes.

Lack of folate, carotenoids raising heart disease levels in CEE

Diets low in foods containing folate and carotenoids may be a major contributing factor to the high rate of heart disease in Central and Eastern Europe, say researchers.

Citrus compounds fight child cancer cells

Compounds found only in citrus fruits not only fight colon cancer cells but also halt the spread of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, according to research in laboratory animals.

Pomelit cuts LDL cholesterol

An Israeli fruit called the pomelit appears to lower blood cholesterol levels and increase blood antioxidant activity, making it a useful food to protect heart health, according to a researcher.

Green tea mechanism supports anti-cancer activity

The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumour cells, as well as...

SAMe could help depression, new results

Adding the amino acid supplement SAMe to a standard antidepressant may be helpful to patients who have not responded to single-drug treatment for clinical depression, say US researchers.

Vitamin K supplements to slow bone loss in Crohn's patients?

Vitamin K supplementation should be investigated as a way of slowing bone loss among people with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease, say Irish researchers.

Soy bread cuts prostate cancer marker

A bread rich in soy reduced levels of the prostate cancer marker PSA in a group of cancer patients, according to a recent study.

Pomegranate juice in heart health trial

Researchers in Britain are to test whether drinking pomegranate juice can prevent blood vessel damage and help to protect against heart disease.

Japanese cooking oil helps cut cholesterol

A novel cooking oil further lowers cholesterol in people on cholesterol-lowering medication and could offer a safer alternative to increasing drug dosages, suggests new research.

Chylomicrons open the door to eventual NPD?

The knowledge gap between why people with low 'bad' cholesterol levels are still susceptible to heart attacks gets narrower with breakthrough research from a nutritional food scientist suggesting that the...

Bacteria offer novel approach to vitamin fortification

Emerging research on lactic acid bacteria is set to offer food companies a new method of vitamin enrichment that allows them to get around consumer concerns over added ingredients, writes...

Low GI diet may help keep weight off

Low-glycaemic load diets may have a lesser effect on lowering metabolism than low-fat diets, making dieters feel less tired, cold and hungry and more likely to stick to the regime...

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