A survey by Mera Pharmaceuticals has found that its
microalgae-derived supplement, AstaFactor, could act as an
anti-inflammatory agent. The primary ingredient, astaxanthin, is
also a powerful antioxidant.
A long-term study is one of the first to analyse the link between
diet and heart disease in women, rather than grouping both women
and men together. The research is published in this week's
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
A new study has found that taking a daily vitamin E supplement does
not prevent respiratory infections in older people and could even
aggravate symptoms in those who do get a cold. Further research is
necessary to explain the results.
Zinc intake among the elderly in Europe is generally low - but
European researchers are currently trying to discover the role of
zinc in preventing the chronic and degenerative diseases associated
People with a low amount of potassium in their diet could be more
likely to experience a stroke, find scientists. Increasing dietary
intake of fruits such as bananas and nuts could help reduce the