Calcium from mutant plants could be a reality
A scientist from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the US
Department of Agriculture's scientific research agency, identified
a mutant plant that could provide more calcium to daily meals.
Denser bones with oestrogen and vit. D supplementation
According to a new study, oestrogen with vitamin D increase bone
density in elderly women.
Cholesterol - vital for the immune system
Excess cholesterol on the blood is a sign that one is at risk of
cardiovascular diseases. However, according to new research,
too-low cholesterol levels could increase the risk of cancer.
Tea compound effective in targeting cancer cells
Rutgers University researchers have found a compound in black tea
that may target and kill colorectal cancer cells without harming
surrounding healthy tissue.
Shrub berry - more lycopene than tomato
According to scientists from the USDA's Agricultural Research
Service, the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an
alternative source of lycopene.
Discovery of obesity gene
Hoffman-La Roche and deCODE genetics announced that deCODE
scientists have mapped genes contributing to obesity and clinical
Look for the 'heart' sign
With activities taking up more time in the evening, no- or
low-preparation snacks and meals may be an easy choice, making the
effort to determine their nutritional value can be exhausting.
Foodborne pathogen protein investigated
US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen
that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host,
Brewer's yeast offers hope against HIV
Could a pint of beer protect you from HIV in the future? The answer
is yes, according to a US company that is aiming to make a cheap
vaccine out of brewer's yeast.
FAO releases 'State of Food' report
Economic growth can be positively influenced by improved nutrition,
the FAO said on September 11 in a special section of its annual
report, The State of Food and Agriculture 2001.
Calcium campaign launched to boost teenage intake
The US National Medical Association (NMA), the professional
organisation of African American physicians, launched a new calcium
education campaign at their annual meeting in August, to encourage
american adolescents to recognise the...
Parkinson's patients: leave the bean behind
Younger Parkinson's patients are more likely to take alternative
treatments than older Parkinson's patients, new research suggests.
Elderberry's health benefits
Elderberries have been employed in European folk medicine since
antiquity for lots of illnesses from arthritis and asthma to colds
Provide the milk, they'll drink it
The results of a national vending machine pilot test in American
middle and high schools released on September 10 show that milk is
a hit with kids as long as it is offered when, where and how they
'Good source' of choline - claim approved
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised products
containing qualifying amounts of the essential nutrient choline to
carry a nutrient content claim.