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Dietary calcium may increase prostate cancer risk

According to Harvard University researchers, too much dietary calcium, like that found in dairy products, can increase the risk of developing prostate cancer, reports HealthWorld.   "This...

E.coli survival reduced with lower nisin doses

The Doehlert design and surface response methodology were used by scientists at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina to study the influence of pH...

GM sugar in coffee - not just yet

Genetically modified (GM) sugar would not be commercially produced for at least another ten years because of the complexity of the cane, a sugar biotechnologist...

Research on Asian food trends

Danisco's research centre in Brabrand, Denmark was the meeting point on September 10-11 for a group of international researchers focusing on Asian eating habits and...

Antioxidants protect against pollution damages

According to researchers, taking antioxidant supplements could help reduce the effects of ozone pollution on lung health and help the body prevent damage from toxins...

Flax for human consumption: seed or oil?

Lately, numerous studies have been published regarding the health benefits of flaxseed otherwise known as linseed, one of the oldest cultivated plants used by man.   ...

Fenugreek enters modern medicine

Fenugreek, trigonella foenum-graecum, is an annual plant, member of the pea family. The botanical name for fenugreek means "Greek hay," since it was used at...

Nutrition is key to dental health

According to a poll conducted on the American Academy of Periodontology's web site (AAP), approximately 65 per cent of periodontists report that they believe nutrition...

AACC launches Sample series

In response to growing attention on genetically-modified (GM) grains the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) has introduced two new Check Sample series for GM...

Purple potato provides hope for organics

A potato resistant to all fungal diseases could be the new hope for the organic potato industry, researchers reveal this week.    Scientists at the University...

Lifestyle plays role in diabetes 2

The majority of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by the adoption of a healthier lifestyle, American scientists revealed recently.    In a 16 year study...

Berry extract fights West Nile virus

Findings of a new study in Israel show that the deadly West Nile virus, which recently killed a 71-year-old Atlanta woman, may have a natural...

Oolong tea fights fat and cholesterol

While most people are already aware that oolong tea is good for the health, a month-long experiment by a Japanese doctor showed the tea reduces...

Wild mushroom linked to muscle failure

A group of French people who ate a popular wild mushroom developed rhabdomyolysis, a potentially fatal condition in which skeletal muscle fibres break down, the...

New trendy foods - not always so healthy

According to experts, even nutritious foods packaged in new and improved ways could be bad for the health in the long term if one does...

Vit. E & cancer prevention - more studies needed

Numerous university health publications, including the Harvard Health Letter, report the health benefits and the safety of vitamin E.    The Harvard publication recently reviewed developments...

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...

Denser bones with oestrogen and vit. D supplementation

Oestrogen plus a progestin increased bone density in the spine by 5 per cent and in the hip by 3.9 per cent in elderly women,...

No sign of improvement in US eating habits

The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that the decade of the 90's witnessed a dramatic increase in diabetes and obesity in the United...

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...

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, according to...

Shrub berry - more lycopene than tomato

According to scientists from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the berries from autumn olive, a shrub, could become an alternative...

Heinz boosts organic baby range

As the organic trend continues to scale new heights US food giant Heinz has announced the addition of a range of babyfoods.    On September 17...

Discovery of obesity gene

On September 12, Hoffman-La Roche, the U.S. prescription drug unit of the Roche Group, and deCODE genetics, the Iceland company using population genomics to create...

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...

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