Electrolyte drinks better than water for long distance flights
Research carried out in Japan offers advice for those travelling on
long-haul flights - consume a drink containing electrolytes or
Fish found to reduce premature birth risk
Scientists in Denmark have found that the risk of premature births
is greatly reduced if mothers eat oily fish during pregnancy.
Moderate alcohol intake during pregnancy increases risk of stillbirth
Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have found
that a moderate intake of alcohol can raise the risk of stillbirths
but may not be a factor in later infant mortality.
Antioxidants in wheat prove key to its cancer-fighting properties
Recent research from Kansas State University suggests that
wholegrain wheat is an important anti-carcinogenic food because of
its powerful antioxidants.
Vitamins ineffective at fighting stomach cancer
Vitamin C, vitamin E or multivitamin supplements are ineffective at
fighting stomach cancer, according to a new study by the American
Cancer Society (ACS).
Further evidence to support the idea that a daily dose of extra
virgin olive oil can protect the human body from 'bad' cholesterol
has recently arrived from Spain researchers.
Fat rats protected by plant sterols
Obese rats with severe hypercholesterolemia - high blood
cholesterol - reacted positively to dietary supplementation with
plant sterols and minerals, according to research from Finland.
Yeast breakthrough could be influential in cancer battle
British scientists who have cracked the genetic code of fission
yeast, say that the developments could lead to new treatments for
cancer and other diseases.
Aged garlic tested for antioxidant properties
Researchers from Liverpool Sir John Moores University in the UK
have investigated the effect of dietary supplementation with aged
garlic extract (AGE) on blood plasma and urine concentrations of
F2-isoprostanes, well known indicators...
Oestrogen supplement can help cut heart attack risk
Raloxifene, an oestrogen supplement used to treat osteoporosis, can
significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems among
post-menopausal women at high risk for acute coronary events and
among those with established coronary...
Read the label and protect your heart, says AHA
Research published by the American Heart Association (AHA) shows
that shoppers who read food labels cut about twice the amount of
fat from their diet than those who do not. Reducing the level of
saturated fat and cholesterol is an...
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