Genes for eternal life
Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is
there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
this week suggest that this may...
Insurance coverage for vitamin supplements?
The American Senate is taking steps to ensure that dietary
supplements, like prescription drugs, would be covered by health
Chocolate for hearty health
Good news for chocoholics - it may actually enhance your health,
U.S. researchers said on Monday at the British Association for the
Advancement of Science in Glasgow.
Healthy diet early in life key to prevent heart diseases
According to a survey from Opinion Research Corporation, 78 per
cent of American parents are not aware that signs of heart disease
begin developing during childhood.
Low-cal diet slows down aging process
Elderly mice put on a low-calorie regime saw anti-aging effects
that researchers say suggests older humans could reap the benefits
of such diets.
Fish for fighting depression
Eating more fish could help people suffering from depression,
according to new research to be presented this week, the New
Zealand Dietetic Association said on Tuesday
Not so easy for Asian organic farmers
Given the growing list of food safety issues, Asian consumers are
joining the global trend towards organic produce. However, it is
American, European and Australian producers that are reaping the
Indonesia No.1 US soy customer
Indonesia looks like becoming the United States' largest soymeal
customer in 2001 as credit guarantees and supply problems from
other origins boost U.S. sales.
Coffee harms arteries, new study
According to new research, the first cup of coffee may damage
arteries, the European Society of Cardiology was told in Stockholm
on September 3.
Purple grape juice effective even at lower doses
According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of
Medicine, patients with narrowing of the coronary arteries who
drank purple grape juice daily for eight weeks showed significant
improvement in their arterial function.
Kraft seeks expansion into functional foods
The American food group Kraft is looking for acquisitions in
healthfoods, snacks and drinks, nine months after its $14.9bn
acquisition of Nabisco.
Nestlé India studies fruit-based milk drink market
Nestle India is eyeing the emerging market of fruit-based milk
drinks in India, reports The Financial Express this week.
New GM guidelines for UK food industry
This week, British food makers and retailers will be given
guidelines on how to avoid accidentally introducing genetically
modified ingredients into products.
GM tomatoes boosted for health
German scientists have engineered a genetically modified "healthy"
tomato that prevents its new genes from passing to other crops.
Flaxseed's role in breast cancer prevention suggested
Flaxseed may protect postmenopausal women against breast cancer.
Scientsits at the University of Minnesota believe this is the first
study to reveal the link.