Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified
a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the
hormone leptin - the findings could help scientists move one step
closer to creating a drug therapy...
There is controversy in Britain's medical world over the
government's new backing of Heinz canned products, which will be
labelled as counting towards the recommended daily intake of fruit
and vegetables. The British Dietetic...
Olive oil has long been touted as an essential part of the healthy
Mediterranean diet, but new evidence appears to show exactly why -
it helps reduce the oxidation of LDL of 'bad' cholesterol, linked
to the hardening of...
Animal protein has a strengthening effect on the bone density of
elderly women, according to a team of American researchers. The
scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have
investigated the link between bone mineral...
Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant
reductions in both mammary tumour mass and the number of tumours
per animal, according to a study presented last week at a
scientific conference co-sponsored by Harvard...
A controlled trial of a soy drink containing phytoestrogens,
naturally occurring substances which are thought to help combat the
effects of the menopause, has shown that the product was
ineffective in combating hot flushes in post-menopausal...
A recent clinical review draws together the growing body of
evidence which points to the benefits for the elderly if they
maintain their vitamin D levels - notably, better muscle strength
and a lower risk from falls.
Galantamine, a natural substance found in plants, has been shown to
help treat Alzheimer's sufferers, but new evidence suggests that it
may also be effective in fighting the symptoms of vascular