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Elderly could benefit from B supplements

Elderly people should consider taking supplements of B vitamins as many are deficient in the nutrient, thought to protect against heart disease, argue German researchers...

Coffee compounds reveal action on glucose uptake

A small study carried out in the UK seems to support coffee's action on reducing diabetes risk. Researchers from the University of Surrey report that...

Timing key to multivitamin benefits

People who have been taking multivitamins for a long period of time could see a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, report researchers in the US....

Parents must tackle kids' obesity, new report

UK health experts are warning parents to pay more attention to their children's diets, as a new report finds that one in 10 six-year-olds are...

Diets may have reverse effect in children - new study

Boys and girls who diet to lose or maintain weight may actually be doing the reverse, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH),...

DSM award for isoflavone pioneer

DSM Nutritional Products - formerly Roche Vitamins - on Friday awarded for the first time its 'International award for innovative research in human nutrition' worth...

Fish oil supplements reduce disease risk in offspring

In utero undernourishment is believed to alter the body's metabolic programmming, increasing the risk of adult diseases in offspring. But supplementing the diet with fish...

Selenium supplements may increase skin cancer risk

Contrary to previous research findings, a new study in the US has found that selenium supplements not only did not reduce the risk of recurrence...

Milk increases bone density in training adolescent boys

Adolescent boys who drank three servings of milk daily while taking part in a standardised strength training programme had significantly greater increases in bone density...

A stroke of luck for fatty food lovers

Although previous research has shown a link with heart disease, high dietary fat intake does not appear to be linked to an increased risk of...

Efficacy of herbs as HRT substitute questioned

Scientists have called into question the efficacy of herbal remedies on menopausal symptoms after a review of randomised clinical trials found only limited evidence that...

US scientists back Atkins-style diet

Independent food experts have told the US Senate that the country's current guidelines on food, which recommend six to 11 servings of carbohydrates a day,...

Solbar highlights efficacy of Solgen ingredient

Israeli company Solbar Plant Extracts (SPE) has released details of two sponsored clinical studies which it claims show the beneficial effects of soy isoflavones -...

Vitamins on toast

Low-fat spreads are an effective vehicle for supplementing the diet with folic acid, according to a new study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition ....

Extract combination may prevent DVT

A new supplement containing pinokinase - a combination of pine bark extract and fermented soybean extract - may help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and...

Breakfast may be key to classroom performance

Girls need a more satisfying breakfast than boys if they are to perform at their best in the classroom, according to a new University of...

Age of exposure to cereals may affect risk of diabetes

Infants who are susceptible to diabetes and are first exposed to cereal before four months, or after six months of age, may have an increased...

Bakers stage campaign to boost bread's image

Britain's Federation of Bakers will next month be hoping to improve the image of bread, still one of the nation's favourite staple foods but suffering...

Tea flavonoids gain recognition as powerful weapon against disease

People who drink five cups of tea daily are not only likely to improve their cholesterol levels but may also protect against damage from smoking,...

Heart disease: kills twice as many women as cancers

Women need to take urgent action to reduce their risk of heart disease, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday, as it revealed study results...

Folic acid slashes neuroblastoma figures

Folic acid food fortification has more than halved the incidence in Canada of the deadly childhood cancer neuroblastoma, report researchers from The Hospital for Sick...

Vitamin E may protect against oesophagus, stomach cancer

Supplementing the diet with alpha-tocopherol vitamin E may reduce the risk of certain gastrointestinal cancers, suggests a new Chinese study. Researchers carrying out a prospective...

Australia tackles ageing with health foods

A new research programme, to improve the preventative healthcare offered to Australians, will see developments in new health foods and dietary plans. New ways to...

Ginseng warning for pregnant women

Women should be cautious about using the herbal remedy ginseng in the early stages of pregnancy, say researchers who have found the botanical to cause...

Cancer causes evade nutritionists

Eating a diet rich in vegetables, oils, poultry and fish is inversely associated with colon cancer in women, while a dietary pattern including processed meat...