New guidelines published recently by the US Institute of Medicine
setting out recommended dietary intakes for various macronutrients
have been broadly welcomed, but the Council for Responsible
Nutrition suggests that the omega-3 fatty...
Today marks the opening of Hi Europe 2002, one of the biggest
European shows for manufacturers and suppliers of both the food and
pharmaceutical industries. And the NutraIngredients.com team will
be at the show, bringing you all the...
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
have identified the blueprint of genes and enzymes in the body that
enable sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and other
vegetables, to prevent cancer and remove...
New Zealand firm A2 has said it has evidence of a possible link
between heart disease and the milk protein A1. Leading dairy
company Fonterra has however disputed the findings and claims there
is a need for further research.
A US paediatrician has developed a way of educating healthcare
professionals on herbal and dietary supplements via the Internet,
without taking up too much of their time, according to a study
published in the September issue of Academic...
Pregnancy may lower a woman's risk of cancer but drinking milk
could raise it, researchers reported this week. Both factors, as
well as the use of hormone replacement therapy, affect levels of a
hormone that may influence the...
A review in this week's issue of The Lancet assessing the
research to-date on possible links between diet and cancer reaches
a familiar conclusion - cancer risk can be reduced by eating a
balanced diet (with regular consumption...
A new EU-funded project, Vitage, is to examine the importance of
fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A and E and carotenoids) in healthy
elderly men. Scientists hope that the research will provide a sound
scientific basis to implement...
European obesity experts, meeting to discuss the growing problem at
a summit in Copenhagen, have warned that obesity will overtake
smoking as Britain's top preventable killer. They have also accused
the government of being too...
In a new study from Finland, researchers have found that people who
have a high intake of the plant compounds flavonoids are less
likely to die from heart disease or develop some cancers or other
Patients who have recently undergone an operation experience less
breathing problems after being given a cocktail of vitamins C and
E, researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center in the
Netherlands have found.
What role do antioxidants play in preventing age-related diseases?
What changes occur in the human body when it ages? A European
funded study, co-ordinated by the UK Institute of Food Research in
Norwich, is currently trying to tackle...
Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called
anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries,
blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart
disease. A three-year European-funded collaborative...