Anti-ageing foods are set to grow significantly as the worldwide
elderly population expands and looks for improvements in their
quality of life, confirmed speakers at a recent seminar organised
by the Northern Ireland Centre for Food...
Vitamin D supplements can reduce fractures in elderly men and
women, finds a study in this week's British Medical Journal.
Previous research shows that vitamin D taken with calcium can help
prevent fractures in the elderly, but...
Drinks containing caffeine can significantly affect children's
behaviour, report scientists in the US, who found that teenagers
who drink lots of fizzy drinks have trouble sleeping. They suggest
that such drinks are made less...
Cholesterol-lowering phytosterols can even be added to so-called
unhealthy foods and still have a positive effect on heart health,
according to a study published in last month's British Journal
of Nutrition. People with raised...
Early next century there will be more Europeans over 60 years old
than under 20. A major European funded project currently underway
will examine the factors that determine food choice and acceptance
for older people in a bid to improve...
US researchers have discovered that a chemical called nornicotine,
naturally present in tobacco and also produced as a metabolite of
nicotine, may contribute to the pathology of diabetes, cancer,
ageing, and Alzheimer's disease.
Forbes Medi-Tech, a Canadian developer of nutraceuticals and
pharmaceuticals has received two-year sterols supply agreements
valued at up to C$40 million (€26m) from undisclosed customers,
reports Dow Jones this week.
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 that the research will provide a sound
scientific basis to implement...
Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US
scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an
extract from green tea can kill cancer in mice. More research will
be required to find out whether the...