Olive oil has long been touted as an essential part of the healthy
Mediterranean diet, but new evidence appears to show exactly why -
it helps reduce the oxidation of LDL of 'bad' cholesterol, linked
to the hardening of...
Animal protein has a strengthening effect on the bone density of
elderly women, according to a team of American researchers. The
scientists from the University of California, San Diego, have
investigated the link between bone mineral...
Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant
reductions in both mammary tumour mass and the number of tumours
per animal, according to a study presented last week at a
scientific conference co-sponsored by Harvard...
A controlled trial of a soy drink containing phytoestrogens,
naturally occurring substances which are thought to help combat the
effects of the menopause, has shown that the product was
ineffective in combating hot flushes in post-menopausal...
A recent clinical review draws together the growing body of
evidence which points to the benefits for the elderly if they
maintain their vitamin D levels - notably, better muscle strength
and a lower risk from falls.
Galantamine, a natural substance found in plants, has been shown to
help treat Alzheimer's sufferers, but new evidence suggests that it
may also be effective in fighting the symptoms of vascular
A pill which could help build muscle without the need for exercise
could be more than just a pipe dream following research from Duke
University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
in the US which has shown how...
Final proof that dietary components like green tea, curry spice or
wine can fight cancer in humans and not just laboratory test tubes
remains elusive, but researchers are full of hope for the
Recent scientific studies suggest that women can cut the risk of
breast cancer by up to 90 per cent by increasing their dietary
intake of newly identified forms of vitamin E. But as a study by
the Us-based Life Extension Foundation...
As the number of elderly people increases, demand for biomaterials
used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, cataracts and even
wrinkling, will rise significantly, according to a new report from
analysts Frost & Sullivan.
A new clinical study has found that eating oatmeal and other
wholegrain oat cereals can help control blood pressure levels. With
growing levels of hypertension costing health services millions in
treatment, the research comes as welcome...