Eat nuts to lower cholesterol
According to a new study, pecans can help health conscious
consumers stick to their cholesterol-lowering regimens, and could
even increase its effectiveness.
Folic acid does not affect risk of miscarriage
Although taking folic acid supplements before and during early
pregnancy reduces a women's risk of having a baby with a neural
tube defect (NTD), the effects of such supplements on other
pregnancy outcomes remain unclear.
Colourful plate for health benefits
Heat and lots of colour may be what people need to get all the
health benefits from phytochemicals associated with disease
ADM takes Novasoy®
ADM Nutraceuticals and the American Menopause Foundation launched
the Novasoy® Natural Power Tour in the United States.
Coffee boasts bountiful antioxidants
Coffee contains four times the amount of health-boosting
antioxidants as green tea, reveals a new study that examined the
effects of green tea, cocoa, herbal teas and coffee on antioxidant
Algae - the healthy ingredient
Market analysts Frost & Sullivan investigate the various
applications for food ingredients sourced from algae, the potential
health benefits of algae and the future of this ingredient.
Alcohol may lower risk of brain diseases
New research found that moderate alcohol consumption among elderly
patients seemed to prevent age-related brain injuries such as
silent stroke and white matter disease.
Vit. B plays role in stroke prevention
Supplementing the diet with vitamin B and folic acid to keep
homocysteine level low may help in the prevention of strokes.
Milk may prevent breast cancer
A study published in the September issue of the International
Journal of Cancer has shown that childhood and adult milk
consumption can protect against breast cancer.
Genes for eternal life
Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...
Chocolate for hearty health
Good news for chocoholics - it may actually enhance your health,
U.S. researchers said on Monday at the British Association for the
Advancement of Science in Glasgow.
Healthy diet early in life key to prevent heart diseases
According to a survey from Opinion Research Corporation, 78 per
cent of American parents are not aware that signs of heart disease
begin developing during childhood.
Low-cal diet slows down aging process
Elderly mice put on a low-calorie regime saw anti-aging effects
that researchers say suggests older humans could reap the benefits
of such diets.
Fish for fighting depression
Eating more fish could help people suffering from depression,
according to new research to be presented this week, the New
Zealand Dietetic Association said on Tuesday
Coffee harms arteries, new study
According to new research, the first cup of coffee may damage
arteries, the European Society of Cardiology was told in Stockholm
on September 3.
Purple grape juice effective even at lower doses
According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of
Medicine, patients with narrowing of the coronary arteries who
drank purple grape juice daily for eight weeks showed significant
improvement in their arterial function.
GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
Flaxseed's role in breast cancer prevention suggested
Flaxseed may protect postmenopausal women against breast cancer.
Scientsits at the University of Minnesota believe this is the first
study to reveal the link.
Sports supplements survey - kids up intake
One million American young people have taken potentially harmful
sports supplements and drugs.
Ingredient X - Black Tea anti-cancer agent discovered
Many studies have implied that the regular consumption of black tea
can protect against human cancers - have scientists now found the
Argentina to develop GM crops, despite criticism
There are no concerns that GM products have a negative impact on
health, a government offical was keen to stress this week.
Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study
American Herbal Products Association and the National Nutritional
Foods Association have heavily criticised the findings of a new
study that links colchicine to natural ginkgo.
Soy linked to kidney stones, new research
New research indicates that soybeans and soy-based foods may
promote kidney stones in those prone to the condition, recent
research in the US suggests.
Ginkgo compound may harm placenta
Harmful compound colchicine has been found in the placental blood
of women taking Gingko biloba.
Iron supplements to help coughs
Iron supplements may be a simple remedy for the common dry cough
associated with ACE inhibitor drugs.
Nutrigenomics - the future of health
Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and
nutrition has led to a greater understanding of diet on specific
health conditions, or to put it another way, nutrigenomics.
Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention
According to a new study by American scientists, drinking hot tea
with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer.
Quitting coffee improves heart conditions
A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit
drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of
cholesterol and the protein homocysteine, which are known risk
factors for heart disease.
Drink milk, not soft drink
According to a new study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record
amounts and this daily habit may be wreaking havoc on their bones.
Find the antioxidants
The orange and red plant pigments beta-carotene and lycopene score
high as antioxidants in the test tube. But their antioxidant
capacity seemed to disappear in human blood.
Vit. B fortified foods improves public health
According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and
giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and
those at risk, could save lives and money.
Take charge of your nutrition and include soy
According to a Cornell University medical director, it is essential
for people to be pro-active about nutrition and urges more soy in
diets to help prevent illness and disease.
Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too
A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can
benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets.
Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system
According to British researchers, people over 65 and taking
lycopene or beta-carotene supplements with the hope that they are
bolstering their immune systems may be wasting their time and
Metal-absorbing plants as source of new nutraceuticals
Metal-loving plants that store large amounts of micronutrients in
their tissues could be the source of new nutraceuticals.
Vitamins to protect skin
Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account
for aging discrepancies, and these may be diet and vitamin-related.
7-Eleven expand functional food line
A new line in own-brand nutritional bars is to hit 7-Eleven
supermarket stores in the US.
Supplements - a danger to sports?
Chicago Tribune journalists Julie Deardorff and Geoff Dougherty
this week questioned the flexible regulations surrounding the
dietary supplement trade and the potential danger posed to
Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure
A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels,
according to researchers from Iceland.
Trend in bottled water reduces fluoride consumption
US federal health officials warned last week that 100 million
Americans risk dental disease due to a lack of fluoride in their
Tomato growers fear 'FMD of horticulture'
Tomato growers fear the "foot and mouth of horticulture" will enter
New Zealand because of more imports from Australia.
Junk food and AMD link revealed
New research suggests that snack fats may damage the eyes but omega
3 can help beat blindness.
Pomegranate seed may cause breast cancer cells to self-destruct
Israeli researchers have found that pomegranates could have
important implications for breast cancer treatment and the safety
of oestrogen replacement therapy.
Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health
According to a new study out of Spain, any form of alcohol can
bestow health benefits.
Lowest level of salmonella contamination
About one in two chickens in UK supermarkets were infected with
common form of food poisoning bacteria.
UGO (Unidentified Gene Organism) found in soybeans
Belgian scientists found alien gene fragments in soybeans grown
from seed developed by the American biotechnology giant Monsanto
Alternative oestrogen products - not always what it seems
On August 16, ConsumerLab.com, released the results of its
Phyto-oestrogen Product Review.
Fats are good for you
Despite a negative publicity, not all oils and fats are harmful. In
fact, oils and fats are basic elements of the human food supply.
Calcium fortification kills salmonella
Orange juice fortified with calcium lactate/tricalcium phosphate
may affect the survival rate of salmonella whereas calcium citrate
malate and calcium citrate fortifications have little effect.
Increasing use of unregulated supplements
Almost 60% of US college athletes use nutritional supplements that
are unregulated and may contain banned substances such as
ephedrine, survey reports.