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Egg fans lower breast cancer risk

Women who eat more eggs as teenagers may be less likely to develop breast cancer later on, say researchers this week. The research, published in...

Vitamin K - a role in bone health

Women with a low vitamin K intake may be at increased risk of bone fractures, suggests research in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Fish, olive oil and veg to keep you sprightly

A Mediterranean diet significantly lessens the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, shows a small Swedish study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But it takes...

Coffee linked to stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who drink eight or more cups of coffee a day run more than twice the risk of stillbirth compared with women who do...

Pharma to target women

Women are becoming the most attractive target audience for healthcare companies, claims a new report from market analysts Datamonitor. A combination of increasing Internet access,...

Fruity youth can help curb cancer

A childhood diet rich in fruit may protect against the development of certain cancers in later life, according to the findings of a long term...

Potential cure for coeliac disease

Results from a new study may lead to the first medical treatment for coeliac disease, a hereditary digestive disease that can damage the small intestine...

Healthier bread on the way?

Research now underway will provide the means to develop novel forms of bread, and other foods, which contain increased amounts of soluble fibre, making them...

FSA repeats fish warning

The UK Food Standards Agency has reiterated its advice to pregnant and breastfeeding women regarding fish intake in a bid to protect against what it...

Does where and what you eat affect CVD risk?

European researchers are attempting to discover whether moving to a different country and changing diet can alter the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) using...

Allergy sufferers urged to be cautious kissers

People who suffer from food allergies not only have to be careful about what they eat but also about who they kiss, according to a...

Wales takes up nutritional approach

A strategy to improve the health of people in Wales through their diet is being launched by Welsh Assembly Government health and social services minister...

Ginseng shows memory-boosting potential

A small study found that a ginseng compound improved the memory scores of people suffering from stroke-induced dementia, Chinese researchers reported last week. A ginseng...

Obesity - the most important cause of diabetes?

Elderly men and women with normal body weight still may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle...

Mother's soya diet could harm unborn child

Eating soya during pregnancy could harm the sexual development of unborn infants, say researchers in a report this week. In a study on rats, researchers...

Fat intake could be link to diabetes

Intake of animal fat may be linked to the outcome of type 2 diabetes, according to researches studying subjects from a Mediterranean population. A team...

Insight into the role of fat

A new receptor for fatty acids has been discovered by a team of Swedish scientists, who say the research offers new opportunities for understanding the...

Call for funds to review melatonin

UK scientists claim that funding should be provided to back proper testing of the supplement melatonin, used to relieve jet lag symptoms, so that it...

Calorie restriction shows further disease-fighting potential

Decreasing meal frequency and caloric intake protects nerve cells from genetically induced damage, delays the onset of Huntington's disease-like symptoms in mice and prolongs the...

UK group reveals women unaware of heart disease risk

A new report launched today by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) warns that the majority of women in the UK are dangerously unaware of the...

The battle against biology

Eating 100 fewer calories a day could help prevent weight gain in the average individual, say scientists in the US. A wider look at genetics...

Red berries, future dietary supplement?

Eating red berries on a regular basis may help to protect against the damage caused by free radicals, according to new findings. Red berries, such...

Pritikin programme helps fight prostate cancer

US scientists claim that 11 days of daily exercise and a special diet, low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, induce...

Soya supplements promote men's health

UK researchers report that a diet supplemented with soya could lower the risk of prostate disease and atherosclerosis in healthy men. Researchers from the University...

Vitamin A derivative could restore smokers' health

Use of a Vitamin A derivative could protect against lung cancer development in former smokers by restoring production of a crucial protein, claim researchers in...