A dietary supplement which claims to be an effective weight loss
agent has been linked to severe liver damage in seven healthy
people, according to research published in the US Annals of
Internal Medicine this week.
One of the largest studies examining heart disease in women shows
that early signs can develop as early as adolescence. The study by
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shows that thickening
of the heart or an increase...
The US Agricultural Research Service is launching a study to
investigate the potential benefits of fortifying breads, pastas,
and other flour-based foods with the trace element selenium.The
ARS, run by the US Department of Agriculture,...
The active ingredients of St John's wort, a herb commonly used to
treat mild depression, are in doubt after US research revealed that
one of them is contained in such small quantities in some brands of
the drug that it is ineffective.
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in significant quantities in salmon,
swordfish, and tuna will help relieve depression in people already
in maintenance therapy for depression, a recent study shows. The
research carried out in Israel supports...
A cartoon which was created to encourage British children to eat
more fruit and vegetables is to become the focus of a new
Department of Health campaign, reports BBC Online.Trials have shown
that the cartoon prompted a dramatic increase...
Recent studies have revealed a link between the preventive effect
of naturally occurring dietary plant polyphenols on cancer
formation and how the compounds could protect us against harmful
reactions in human cells. A three year project...
Higher cholesterol levels are not only bad for the heart and blood
vessels, they increase the risk of cognitive impairment, the
precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of elderly
women by UCSF researchers.
It appears that the research is true - giving vitamins to children
can help improve their performance at school. This at least is the
claim of The Healthy Foundation, which runs a vitamin
supplementation programme called Vitamin Relief...