The persistent old wives' tales about eggs - that they are
unhealthy, that they cause consumption or that they are
contaminated with salmonella - mean that British consumers are
missing out on the potential health benefits of...
A study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine
shows that manganese, a mineral found in high levels in soy milk,
appears to be linked to behavioural problems in infants, confirming
previous concerns that soy infant...
Early results of a study by neuroscientist James Joseph, of the
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University,
indicate that blueberries may help reduce age-related brain damage
that can lead to conditions like...
A study published in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research
and Treatment suggests that the black cohosh supplement
RemiFemin Menopause can safely relieve menopausal symptoms in women
with a history of breast cancer who cannot...
US scientists are meeting later this month to analyse the DNA of 11
strains of probiotic bacteria. The aim is to help food scientists
improve the safety of foods such as cheese and yoghurt and the
research will also contribute to...
The dietary supplement SAM-e could be an effective alternative
treatment to prescription drugs for depression and osteoarthritis
and may help some chronic liver conditions, according to an
Evidence Report Summary on the supplement...
Using Chinese herbal medicine alongside standard therapy may be a
more effective treatment of chronic hepatitis B than the therapy
alone, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have
A nine-year study on AHCC, the nutraceutical developed from
different species of mushrooms cultivated in Japan, has found that
it has a positive influence on immune function, and that it can
improve the prognosis for postoperative...
A novel form of vitamin D has been shown to grow bone in the lab
and in experimental animals, a result that holds promise for the
millions worldwide who suffer from or are at risk for the
bone-wasting disease osteoporosis.
Two recent studies suggest that the flu vaccine, currently around
50 to 60 per cent effective in preventing illness in older people,
might be even more effective when supplemented with calories,
vitamins, minerals, and exercise.
Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American
Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may
hinder the effectiveness of antibiotics.