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Obesity to become Britain's top 'preventable' killer

European obesity experts, meeting to discuss the growing problem at a summit in Copenhagen, have warned that obesity will overtake smoking as Britain's top preventable...

Flavonoids may protect against chronic disease

In a new study from Finland, researchers have found that people who have a high intake of the plant compounds flavonoids are less likely to...

Vitamin research to assess nutrition policy for elderly

A new EU-funded project, Vitage, is to examine the importance of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A and E and carotenoids) in healthy elderly men. Scientists hope...

Vitamin C and E cocktail promotes post-op recovery

Patients who have recently undergone an operation experience less breathing problems after being given a cocktail of vitamins C and E, researchers from the Leiden...

Antioxidants to tackle old age

What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases? What changes occur in the human body when ageing? A European funded study, co-ordinated by the...

Natural ingredients: the future?

Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries, blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart...

Botanical conference

The presence of botanical ingredients in beverages and foods is certainly an increasing trend that looks set to continue in the near future. A conference...

Supplements soothe the gums

US nutritional supplement supplier Carolwood Corporation is making the claim that the supplement Lignisul MSM could be good for our gums. The company recently announced...

Powerful properties of garlic

Raw garlic consumption could help limit the damage done to the heart after surgery because of its natural antioxidant properties, according to a new study...

Food pyramid report confuses consumer

A 1,000 page Dietary Reference Intake Report issued last week by the US National Academies' Institute of Medicine has people even more confused about what...

Green-lipped mussels benefit arthritic dogs

A study in New Zealand has revealed that dogs fed on a shellfish diet have less problems with arthritis, according to a report in the...

Festival boasts new science

Happiness, health and hormones are behind five UK funded research projects, the findings of which are due to be presented this week at the British...

Food industry welcomes 'sound advice' on healthy eating

The US Institute of Medicine yesterday released new guidelines on healthy eating in a bid to reduce the growing levels of cardiovascular disease in the...

Doctors say fish oil supplements could help ME patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome or ME may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, according to doctors, who also suggest that taking daily fish...

OTC herbals putting patients at risk, warn experts

Britons are spending £126 million a year on herbal medicines but herbalists say that many are endangering their health by taking inappropriate remedies, reported British...

High numbers of cancer patients use alternative treatments

A survey of adult cancer patients in western Washington has found that more than 70 per cent use alternative therapies and almost all report substantial...

High-starch diet could raise risk of pancreatic cancer

A diet high in starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and white bread may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in women who are overweight...

Modest wine drinking may reduce risk of second heart attack

Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a second heart...

Biotech soybean prevents allergic reactions

Soybeans are being developed to turn off a protein that triggers allergic reactions in some children and adults, US Agriculture Department scientists said yesterday. The...

Study proves contamination of prostate cancer supplement

A chemical analysis of PC-SPES, a recently recalled herbal dietary supplement commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer, has shown that the supplement was contaminated...

Dairy foods could lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who consume a large amount of dairy foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of...

Women need more antioxidants than men

A new study suggests that women may need more antioxidants than men because they experience more oxidation, a link to higher risk of heart disease...

Organic ingredients from Deuring

Austrian manufacturer of corn-based products Deuring has launched two new organic ingredients for use in functional foods and beverages. The Organic dextrose-monohydrate (D-glucose) can be...

Coffee acts just like cocaine, says scientist

Every morning millions of people around the world reach for the world's most popular 'fix' to help them start their day. A scientist in the...

Obesity major cause of cancer in Europe

Today's fast food eating sedentary lifestyle which leads to obesity, is not only putting people at risk of heart problems and diabetes but also of...

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