Drinking tea could help improve memory and may also slow the development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests new research from the UK.
Cranberry juice could be just as good as red wine and grape juice for heart health, according to scientists.
More than 300 scientists from all over the world are meeting in southern Spain for the first international conference on olive oil and health.
Severe calorie restriction prevents certain ageing-related changes in the brain, including the accumulation of free radicals and impairments in coordination and strength, according to a mouse study.
Strong-flavoured onions may not help your social life but they could have significant potential for fighting cancer, report US researchers.
Increased vitamin D levels appear to improve muscle strength and physical function for vitamin D-deficient patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to research presented this week.
Soy is unlikely to damage fertility in women, report researchers, who investigated the theory that its positive impact on breast cancer risk may have other, unwanted effects.
The UK is increasing its focus on disease prevention under a new £12 million (€17.25m) initiative launched today.
An international team has demonstrated that women with a higher intake of dietary fibre have lower circulating oestrogen levels, a factor associated with lower risk of breast cancer.
An excess of omega-6 fats in the diet appears to accelerate breast cancer by altering the activity of a group of genes, report Spanish researchers.
Powerhouse antioxidants contained in three or more pieces of fruit and vegetables a day could severely reduce the risk of developing cancer of the lymphatic system, with broccoli and cabbage...
Alpine cranberries may help to fight infection by the herpes virus, one of the most common viral infections in humans, according to new findings by a Taiwan team.
Further evidence shows that vitamin C intake and fruit consumption may be linked to reduced risk of stomach cancer.
Blending plant sterols with a fatty acid found in beef tallow may make them both more effective and more versatile for food firms producing cholesterol-lowering products, suggests US research.
The number of people with diabetes has surged to 1.8 million in the UK, increasing by 400,000 in just eight years, showed new figures out last week.
Too much or too little iron intake may have a significant impact on the brain, increasing the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a US team.
A new research model for human intestinal flora could give food companies better evidence of the benefits of products like probiotics and their effects on health.
Low concentrations of myo-inositol, a nutrient involved in carbohydrate metabolism, or slightly elevated glucose levels in the blood increase the risk of having a child with spina bifida, say Dutch...
Soy appears to deliver tangible health benefits for the heart, brain and kidney health but more research is needed in many areas, heard a large audience attending this year's Soy...
Folate, the B vitamin required by women to prevent birth defects in their babies, also appears to reduce the risk of them developing high blood pressure, shows new research.
A diet rich in polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats, such as those typically found in the Mediterranean diet, may not only protect heart health but could also reduce the risk of...
Supplement labels should carry some suggestions as to how they are best consumed to maximize their chances of efficacy, suggests a researcher.
New Japanese research could explain why drinking wine appears to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's. Scientists have found compounds that inhibit an enzyme implicated in the disease.
Taking combined HRT can sharply increase the risk of developing a blood clot for some women, according to new research, that adds to the other risks associated with the therapy.
Food manufacturers offering products with a low glycaemic value will help generate the necessary evidence to convince sceptics of the merits of the nutritional strategy, suggests an industry expert, even...