Chocolate beats cholesterol
Diets high in flavonoid-rich cocoa powder and dark chocolate have a
favourable effect on LDL ("bad" cholesterol) when compared with
diets that limit or exclude other flavonoid sources.
Coffee increases bone loss in elderly women
Bone loss in heavy coffee drinking elderly women may be greater
than their non-drinking friends, a new study suggests
GBI launches new magnesium supplement
Israeli ingredients company Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd.
announced this week that it has developed a new, highly
bioavailable, soluble magnesium supplement based on citric acid.
Aspirin and Vit.E to combat atherosclerosis
A combination of the antioxidant Vitamin E and a cox inhibitor such
as aspirin significantly delays the development of atherosclerosis
in mice even when their cholesterol levels remain high, new
Lactic acid has little effect on E.coli
Decontamination with 1 per cent and 2 per cent buffered lactic acid
does not appreciably affect the spread of pathogen E.coli in beef
tissue, Belgian scientists report this week.
Antibiotics in animals breed resistant salmonella, new evidence
One in five samples of ground meat and poultry taken from US
supermarkets was contaminated with salmonella, and most samples
were resistant to antibiotics.
Functional food chocolate hits the shelves
The US Functional Foods Company announced recently the launch of
SmartChocolate bars. The SmartChocolate is sourced from organically
grown chocolate and surrounds a truffle centre infused with natural
Soy to combat cancer, new evidence
New research at the University of California, Berkeley, may add yet
another boost to the healthy reputation of the soybean.
Organic oil to protect against dangerous bacteria
Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment
against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, an
American researcher has found.
Obese-cancer link - scientists review the evidence
Following a review of existing scientific literature, researchers
at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warned this
week that carrying extra weight means carrying extra cancer risk.
Leeks and chives fight stomach cancer
Allium vegetables such as garlic, onions, leeks, and chives
have been shown to have beneficial effects against several
diseases, including cancer.
Antioxidants and zinc combo aids AMD
A combination of antioxidants and zinc could delay the progression
of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision loss.
High protein diet a foe, not a friend
High-protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight
reduction and pose potential health threats for those who adhere to
them for more than a short time.
Soft drinks and dental cavities, new research
Age and income have a stronger influence on the advent of dental
cavities among teenagers and young adults than soft drink
Fat to beat stress
Long-term stresses can be dealt easily with proper nutrition and
exercise, according to a study conducted by a University nutrition
and food professor, HealthWorld reports.