Biotech milk formula - health potential quashed by safety laws
Genetically modified rice carrying a protein from human breast milk
is being developed to enhance baby formula, even though it is
Nutraceutical product to combat bioterrorism
Research shows that daily supplements of a form of yeast
beta1,3-glucan may stimulate the immune system of mice to
significantly reduce mortality from a lethal anthrax spore
'Friendly' bacteria in fight against eczema
British babies with eczema are taking part in a project to test
whether supplements containing probiotic gut bacteria can help to
improve their symptoms.
Salt intake genetically determined
Scientists have determined that the body's overall response to salt
is genetically determined, and there is overwhelming evidence that
multiple genes are involved.
Alcohol damage spreads to lungs
While the effects of alcohol on the liver are well-known, new
American research points to the link between chronic alcohol abuse
and a higher risk of serious lung diseases too.
Protein supplement helps fight CFIDS
Thymic protein A can be effective at fighting the symptoms of
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), according
to a recent study. CFIDS is characterised by unexplained,
persistent fatigue that interferes with the...
High-protein diets pose threat to kidneys
High-protein diets used as a means of losing weight could be
damaging to the kidneys, according to a warning from the American
Kidney Fund (AKF).
Soy, flaxseed can help fight diabetes and obesity
The phytoestrogens in both soy and flaxseed could help fight
obesity and diabetes, according to two separate studies presented
last week at the meeting of the American Physiological Society.
Oat consumption reduces need for blood pressure medication
Eating wholegrain oat cereal every day can help cut blood pressure
or reduce the need for blood pressure medication, according to
researchers from the US.
DHA helps cut insulin resistance
Potentially good news for diabetics - the fatty acid found in some
fish oils could help reduce insulin resistance, the key factor in
type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin E the key to pain-free muscles?
Vitamin E could help ease the pain of stiff muscles after exercise,
according to a recent study presented at this week's Experimental
Biology conference in New Orleans.
It's good to go nuts - as long as they are almonds
Almonds can substantially reduce the level of bad cholesterol,
protect against heart disease and protect the body's cells from
damage, according to research presented at a conference in the US
this week. But another study also...
Red berry extracts to aid blood flow
New research from the US suggests that extracts of red berries, and
in particular chokeberry, can help protect the arteries from
dangerous free radicals.
Spice up your life with turmeric, MS sufferers told
A compound found in the spice turmeric could help slow the
progression of the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS),
according to preliminary studies on rats.
Ginkgo biloba helps slow cognitive decline in MS sufferers
People suffering from the disabling disease multiple sclerosis (MS)
could help slow the rate of cognitive decline by taking the popular
herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba, according to research published