Trials to find out whether certain vegetables can relieve infection
with stomach cancer and ulcers could soon be underway, say the
researchers who have found a compound in broccoli that kills the
bacterium responsible for the infections.
American scientists could have discovered why the ancient Chinese
compound rubricine is effective in burn treatment, and the findings
also suggest that microbes may be slow to develop resistance to the
Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, tomatoes and orange juice
could help fight osteoporosis in post-menopausal women by helping
to reduce the level of calcium losses, report researchers from the
University of California San Francisco...
Fruit and vegetables are natural sources of many nutrients which
cna help the human body stave off a variety of illnesses. But new
techniques mean they can now be engineered to produce specific
remedies to specific problems.
The news that the antioxidants in wine can help keep the body
healthy has done much to boost sales of the drink in recent years.
Now cider makers are hoping that similar health claims will help
them increase sales, too.