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Drinkers with high blood pressure less likely to die from heart disease

Light to moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in men with high blood pressure, according to new research.

Supplement, drug reactions may not pose serious risk

The growing use of dietary supplements has caused alarm in recent months among the medical community who fear dangerous interactions with prescription medicines. But a new study concludes that most...

Pycnogenol helps manage diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood sugar and healthier blood vessels after supplementing with French maritime pine tree bark extract Pycnogenol, report scientists in the latest study to investigate...

Sherry joins the 'healthy' drinks list

Served straight from the barrel in the mosaic clad bars of Madrid, Spain's favourite apertif is not only good for the spirit, say scientists, but could also have the same...

Vitamin C gives us breathing space

Vitamin C may prevent symptoms associated with respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma by hydrating the airways and clearing them from potential pathogens, report scientists this month, helping...

Increasing use of supplements by cancer patients raising concerns

The use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAMs) among cancer patients appears to be increasing in Europe, researchers will reveal today.

Time to act on diet to reduce breast cancer

The typical Western diet, high in sugars and fats, red meat and dairy products, is directly linked to breast cancer risk, but despite this knowledge, we are not doing enough...

Prevention, not cure, can tackle major health issues

Government efforts to tackle obesity and other health problems, need to be based on prevention, not cure, argues a new report from a London-based charity.

Herbal remedy may offer flu protection

Children taking a remedy containing echinacea, propolis and vitamin C had half the number of infections compared to a placebo group during a winter study.

Croton oil kills off prostate cancer in lab study

Oil from the seeds of an Asian plant, already shown to fight leukemia, also appears to kill prostate cancer cells and shrink tumors, signs of strong potential in the fight...

Synbiotics could reduce risk of colon cancer

Synbiotics, a combination of prebiotic and probiotic bacteria, appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, the most common form of cancer in the European Union, revealed researchers last month.

Green tea lulls brain into quality sleep

The health benefits of green tea dovetail into sleep as researchers in Japan find an amino acid located in green tea could improve slumber in young men, writes Lindsey Partos.

Artichoke leaf extract under study for cholesterol-lowering

UK scientists are hoping to confirm that components in the artichoke can lower cholesterol, a major risk factor for the world's biggest health problem, heart disease.

Melatonin not linked to breast cancer

Levels of the hormone melatonin, shown in animals to protect against the development of breast cancer, appear to have no relationship with risk for the cancer in humans, reports a...

Higher levels of contaminants in fish oils, finds study

Levels of chemicals commonly used in flame retardants have increased significantly in cod liver oil supplements during the past four years, European researchers will report next month, in the latest...

Folate may protect against ovarian cancer too

A high dietary folate intake may play a role in reducing the risk of ovarian cancer, especially among women who consume alcohol, report Swedish researchers.

Choline from mother boosts performance of brain cells

Choline appears to increase the size of brain cells and make them faster at firing electrical 'signals' that release memory-forming chemicals, according to a new study on rats.

Functional miso to rival calcium supplements

Japan's Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) has teamed up with two research bodies to develop a new functional fermented miso derived from skimmed milk, that contains three times as...

Drug studies offer closer look at cholesterol

New research on statins, the commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs, may significantly improve understanding of how cholesterol levels affect heart health, a major target for the functional food and supplements...

Latest research looks for antioxidants to promote toothcare

An assay that allows scientists to predict the levels of antioxidants reaching the gums could pave the way for a new generation of nutraceuticals to manage inflammatory periodontitis, the main...

Growing research into animal diets offers new options for functional dairy

British scientists have reported that feeding rapeseed oil to dairy cows can produce healthier milk and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, writes Lindsey Partos.

Beer is latest food to be hailed for osteoporosis prevention

Beer is the latest plant-based food to be investigated for its ability to protect bones from osteoporosis because of its readily bioavailable silicon, writes Dominique Patton.

Vitamin D in boys to avoid schizophrenia in men

Adding to the growing list of potential benefits of vitamin D consumption, researchers from Australia find that doses of vitamin D in early life could help reduce the onset of...

Dairy, vegetable proteins may protect against gout

A new study points to yet another risk associated with a diet rich in animal protein - it may increase the risk of gout, the most common form of inflammatory...

Doctors attack 'benefits' of low-carb diets

The reason low-carb dieters often lose weight and sometimes show improvements in their cholesterol, blood sugars, and blood pressures is because they are, in essence, sickened by the diet, writes...

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