Food manufacturers are in the firing line again with scientists
suggesting corn syrup and other refined foods could be the cause of
the obesity epidemic and the rising rate of type 2 diabetes. The
food industry immediately reacts,...
A fat hormone that causes weight loss could open up new routes to
tackling the rising tide of obesity currently affecting 200 million
people worldwide, say researchers in the US, following
investigations into the hormone adiponectin.
Lycopene, the tomato-derived antioxidant thought to fight prostate
cancer, may also help to inhibit benign tumours of the uterus,
which cause painful symptoms for millions of women, say
researchers, reports Dominique Patton.
Brain circuits involved in drug addiction are also activated by the
desire for food, say researchers this week, claiming that the mere
display of food - the smelling and tasting of favourite foods
without actually eating them - causes...
Vitamin C breaks boundaries with a new study showing for the first
time that the vitamin reduce levels of C-reactive protein, a marker
of inflammation and chronic disease risk in humans. Their findings
could provide tools to beat...
Evidence continues to mount suggesting a link between various
stages of depression and low blood levels of the B vitamin folate,
according to research funded by the Agricultural Research Service
in the US.
New data from the US suggests that carcinogens such as heterocyclic
amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), formed
when meat is cooked may be responsible for the risk of rectal
cancer and not the consumption of...
Participants at the annual meeting of the Association for
Chemoreception Sciences later this month will learn that cinnamon -
as a flavour or fragrance - could boost brain simulation related to
attentinal processes, according to...