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Can probiotics stop babies from developing asthma?

Welsh researchers will study whether probiotic supplements given to babies can stop them from developing hay fever or asthma, reports Dominique Patton.

Poor glycemic control could make diabetics depressed

A Columbia University study has identified an increased incidence of depression among Hispanic diabetics with poor glycemic control (PGC), which the researchers say could have implications for public health.

Calorie quality, not quantity, for a longer life

It is not how much you eat, but what you eat that could influence life span, say UK researchers, investigating how calorie quality, not quantity, may dictate longevity, writes Lindsey...

Wholegrains better than other heart health foods despite high GI

People who eat wholegrain foods regularly can have a 20 to 40 per cent lower risk of heart disease and stroke compared with those who rarely eat wholegrain foods, according...

Lignans linked to better cognitive function

Consumption of lignans could help preserve cognitive function in postmenopausal women and decrease their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and...

Grape powder cuts atherosclerosis in animal study

Eating fresh grapes may prevent the accumulation of oxidized cholesterol as well as the development of atherosclerotic lesions, report scientists in Israel.

Midday sun is good for vitamin D levels, say scientists

Going out in the midday sun, without sunscreen, is good for you, say scientists with new research, which will add fuel to the growing row between vitamin D supporters and...

Genes regulate DHA levels in mother's breastmilk

The amount of omega-3 fatty acids in a mother's breastmilk not only depends on her diet but also on her genes, reported US researchers this week.

Modern diet may be causing depression

Scientists have long suspected that a lack of omega-3 may contribute to depression, but the latest study suggests that an excess of omega-6 - the fatty acid which is more...

Red Delicious apples packed with disease fighting antioxidants

Consumers and food makers looking to pack an antioxidant punch should plump for specific varieties of apples, say scientists, reports Lindsey Partos.

Breastfeeding lowers children's blood pressure

Breastfeeding is as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and dietary salt restriction, finds a new study.

Shark cartilage can't cure cancer, say scientists

When the mass media reported, more than a decade ago, on studies purporting to show that shark cartilage could send cancer into remission, medical professionals didn't really buy it. Now...

Regular milk drinkers may have lower stroke risk

A diet rich in milk does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke as previously thought and may even be protective, concludes new research, reports Dominique Patton.

Weight proves most influential factor on adult bone health

Weight and nutrient intake is more important for bone health in mid life than childhood factors or foetal programming, reveals a small study from the UK.

Milk protein enriched with tryptophan helps poor sleepers

Taking a supplement of the milk protein alpha-lactalbumin, rich in the amino acid tryptophan, appeared to improve sleep quality and alertness in the morning, according to a small Dutch trial.

Study points to puzzle of calcium/cancer link

Calcium and low fat milk may increase the risk of prostate cancer, say the authors of a new study into the link between dairy products and the disease. But as...

HCA may have role in diabetes prevention, suggests animal research

A synthetic version of the plant compound hydroxycitric acid (HCA) strongly delayed glucose absorption in rats suggesting that it could help regulate blood sugar levels in people at risk of...

Soyfoods lower blood pressure, especially in older women

Soyfoods, already shown to lower cholesterol levels, could also benefit the heart by keeping blood pressure levels down, suggests the latest evidence.

Heavy infants may be more prone to breast cancer

Heavy infants and those who are not breastfed could be more likely to develop breast cancer later in life, shows new data reported in the US recently.

Dietary vitamin E may fight off Parkinson's

Diets rich in vitamin E could protect against the development of Parkinson's disease, suggests a new meta-analysis published today.

Vitamin D oversight endangers women

More than half of osteoporosis sufferers do not consume sufficient quantities of vitamin D, suggests new research - an oversight that could make them more vulnerable to falls and fractures.

Low fat diet could improve breast cancer prognosis

Breast cancer survivors who stick to a low fat diet could be 24 percent less likely to suffer a relapse than those eating a standard diet, according to researchers at...

Herbal group reacts to black cohosh study

A study presented this week showing that black cohosh supplements offer no benefit for hot flushes was probably too short to measure any effect, says the herbal science group the...

Low-g could reduce cardiovascular risk in obese

The low-glycemic-load diet has attracted growing numbers of weight- and health-conscious consumers over the past year. New research from the Children's Hospital in Boston provides further indication that their enthusiasm...

Mechanism for green tea's anti-cancer action revealed

Green tea appears to protect against cancer by affecting a 'promiscuous' protein that pharmaceutical experts are already targeting in their work on anti-cancer drugs, according to new research.