Aspirin and Vit.E to combat atherosclerosis
A combination of the antioxidant Vitamin E and a cox inhibitor such
as aspirin significantly delays the development of atherosclerosis
in mice even when their cholesterol levels remain high, new
Lactic acid has little effect on E.coli
Decontamination with 1 per cent and 2 per cent buffered lactic acid
does not appreciably affect the spread of pathogen E.coli in beef
tissue, Belgian scientists report this week.
Antibiotics in animals breed resistant salmonella, new evidence
One in five samples of ground meat and poultry taken from US
supermarkets was contaminated with salmonella, and most samples
were resistant to antibiotics.
Functional food chocolate hits the shelves
The US Functional Foods Company announced recently the launch of
SmartChocolate bars. The SmartChocolate is sourced from organically
grown chocolate and surrounds a truffle centre infused with natural
Soy to combat cancer, new evidence
New research at the University of California, Berkeley, may add yet
another boost to the healthy reputation of the soybean.
Organic oil to protect against dangerous bacteria
Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment
against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, an
American researcher has found.
Obese-cancer link - scientists review the evidence
Following a review of existing scientific literature, researchers
at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warned this
week that carrying extra weight means carrying extra cancer risk.
Leeks and chives fight stomach cancer
Allium vegetables such as garlic, onions, leeks, and chives
have been shown to have beneficial effects against several
diseases, including cancer.
Antioxidants and zinc combo aids AMD
A combination of antioxidants and zinc could delay the progression
of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision loss.
High protein diet a foe, not a friend
High-protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight
reduction and pose potential health threats for those who adhere to
them for more than a short time.
Soft drinks and dental cavities, new research
Age and income have a stronger influence on the advent of dental
cavities among teenagers and young adults than soft drink
Fat to beat stress
Long-term stresses can be dealt easily with proper nutrition and
exercise, according to a study conducted by a University nutrition
and food professor, HealthWorld reports.
Lime juice to prevent kidney stones
If you have kidney stones, a glass of fresh lime juice each day
could be the answer, a report in the Jakarta Post highlights
No more than 4 cups of coffee per day for pregnant women
Pregnant women should limit their intake of caffeine to less than
the equivalent of four average cups of coffee a day according to
new advice published by the UK Food Standards Agency(FSA) this
Iron supplements label-truth tested
Seventeen out of nineteen iron products tested passed on all parameters, ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products, claimed this week.