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More wholegrains for a lower risk of diabetes

Overweight adults with a diet rich in wholegrains could significantly reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at...

New technique promises faster detection of food poisoning bacteria

A new method that establishes genetic markers for bacteria in water, food, and biological and medical samples could be used to detect terrorist contamination, or...

Tea helps prevent second heart attack

Regular tea consumption may help those who have suffered from a heart attack survive longer than those patients who are not tea drinkers, finds a...

Folate intake inversely proportional to stroke risk

Folate-rich diets could help to prevent strokes, finds the results of an American survey which compiled nutritional information from almost 10,000 adults. Reuters Health reports...

Indian cholesterol drug discovered by West

A compound used as a dietary supplement for centuries in India but which is not well known in the West has been shown to have...

Black raspberries to beat cancer

Black raspberries are rich in antioxidants, and could be a powerful new tool in the fight against cancer. Gary Stoner, professor of public health at...

Study refutes organic health benefits

The controversial debate surrounding supposed added health benefits attributed to organic food looks set to continue this week as the results of a comprehensive review...

Human lactoferrin 'grown' in rice plants?

Genetically modified (GM) rice carrying a protein from human breast milk could be used to enhance infant formula, or so researchers hope, reports the latest...

Dream easy with milk draught

Milk which producers say may help people sleep better at night is set to hit the supermarket shelves, claims a report by Ananova.com. UK company...

Oats to combat high blood pressure, more evidence

Eating wholegrain oat cereal every day could help cut blood pressure or reduce the need for blood pressure medication, according to researchers from the US....

Acrylamide advice issued

Food authorities and governments responding to the release of unpublished research which links frequently consumed carbohydrate foods to a cancer-causing chemical, have been seeking to...

Red berry extracts good for heart health

Red berry fruits such as elderberry, chokeberry and bilberry have been used for centuries to cure a wide range of problems such as dysentery, stomach...

Almonds revalued

Growing evidence of the nutritional benefits from eating almonds has been highlighted by six different studies presented this week at the 2002 Experimental Biology (EB)...

Omega 3 from fish oil could prevent type 2 diabetes

An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil has been shown to improve insulin function in overweight individuals who are vulnerable to type 2 diabetes,...

Bread, biscuits and crisps could be causing cancer

Bread, biscuits, crisps and french fries, foods frequently eaten by millions of people around the world, contain alarmingly high quantities of a cancer-causing chemical, according...

Austrian scientist invents world's first 'fat free crisp'

An Austrian physicist has invented what he claims to be the world's first fat-free crisp. The physicist, Peter Schwarzhans, has developed a special system which...

Grape genetics may lead to better champagne

Pinot Meunier, a variety of grape used in champagne production, could see enhanced production after the discovery of a new gene by Australian scientists. According...

EU project tackles food-borne pathogens

It is a fact that the diversity of food-borne pathogens is increasing in Europe, as well as globally. One explanation for this increase is environmental...

Green tea polyphenols to beat liver shortages

New research from the US suggests that drinking green tea may be the answer for patients waiting for a liver transplant. A liver transplant can...

Beyond obesity: waist to hip ratio

It is generally accepted in the medical world that obesity, as measured by a person's body mass index, may be an important risk factor for...

Tomatoes: cooked better than raw?

Tomatoes have long been known to be a good source of lycopene, the phytochemical which makes them red but which also has significant antioxidant properties....

Making sense of food

Eyes, nose and fingertips are the common means by which consumers assess the quality of food in the shops. For both the consumer and food...

Frozen OJ richer source of Vitamin C?

The ongoing debate in the food industry as to whether orange juice made from frozen concentrate has higher levels of active vitamin C than ready-to-drink...

Gene for fatty acid breakdown: links to cancer

A team of cancer researchers at John Hopkins University have identified a new gene which could help explain the dietary links to prostate cancer. The...

'Something fishy': consumers wary of appearance

Only a third of Scottish consumers are aware of the recommended amount of fish to eat each week, new research by the Food Standards Agency...