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
Men diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer should try to reduce
the levels of fat and calcium in their diet in order to delay the
onset of a more serious form of the disease, according to research
from the US - a dilemma for those...
Fortification of grain with folic acid can have a significant
effect on reducing the incidence of neural tube defects in
children, according to research published this week in the
Canadian Medical Association Journal.
A reduction in pollution levels in Britain has had one unexpected -
and unwanted - effect. Wheat grown there has far lower levels of
the the essential mineral selenium than its counterparts in North
The low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets which have become popular
in recent years may be good at helping people lose weight rapidly,
but they could also be damaging their kidneys and their bones,
according to researchers at the University...
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can cut the risk of
smoking-related diseases, finds new research published in this
week's European Respiratory Journal. More evidence to
support the role diet plays in overall health.