Flavour intensifiers could act as weight loss agent
Flavour intensifiers are being tested as a way to promote weight
loss and an alternative to diet, according to Dr Alan Hirsch, head
of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in the
Fruit & veg given thumbs up in fight against cancer
An independent assessment group in the UK has published advice on
the role of fruit and vegetables in helping to avoid stomach, lung
and bowel cancer and in contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
Moderate drinking may help keep leg arteries clear
More research confirms the benefits of moderate drinking. A daily
moderate intake of alcohol may prevent blockages in the arteries
that supply blood to the legs, according to a new study.
Protein discovery could lead to diabetes cure
Researchers at the Medical College of Ohio have identified a
protein in the liver that helps clear insulin from blood, a
discovery which could eventually lead to a cure for type 2
Better education helps beat diabetes
A new educational programme focusing on the information supplied
via food labels and designed to help diabetes sufferers improve
their diets has been created by researchers at Penn State and the
University of North Carolina at Greensboro...
Fat men likely to live longer
Fat men tend to live longer than their slimmer counterparts,
according to a survey done by a research group at the Epidemiology
and Biostatistic Division at the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo.
Compound stimulates weight loss, but only in obese mice
An experimental compound called C75 can help suppress the appetite
and promote weight loss, according to new research. But the results
of tests on mice show that the compound is only effective in obese
subjects and has only a short...
Anti-ageing pill comes a step closer - at least for rats
Two dietary supplements readily available in most health food
stores have been shown to slow down the ageing process in rats,
raising hopes that an anti-ageing pill for humans could soon be a
Folate linked to reduced colorectal cancer risk
A higher intake of the B vitamin folate may reduce the risk of
colorectal cancer, the latest research suggests.
New test for beta-glucans could boost heart health
A new test is being developed to allow oat and barley breeders to
detect high levels of beta-glucans, cell wall plant components
which have been shown to have reduce the risk of heart disease in
Vitamin E reduces high blood pressure in cases of kidney failure
Large doses of vitamin E could become an important treatment for
kidney disease in the future, new research by the UCI College of
Carob fibre to reduce cholesterol levels
Carob fibre could help reduce LDL cholesterol levels in humans,
according to a new study from Germany.
UK considers offering cannabis drugs
Cannabis-based drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)
could eventually be available free of charge through the National
Health Service (NHS).
Scots brewing plans to add vitamins to beer
The Scottish Executive is considering adding vitamins to beer in an
attempt to combat the high level of alcohol-related illness in
Smoking counteracts vitamin effects
Nicotine can counteract the antioxidant effects of vitamins C and E
and lead to a significantly higher risk of bone fracture.