Nutrition

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Vitamin E deficiency linked to embryo damage

Researchers for the first time have explained how deficient levels of vitamin E can cause neurologic damage to an embryo, failure to normally develop...
Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D linked to lower body fat in toddlers

Vitamin D in the first year of life may help children gain muscle mass and avoid excess body fat as toddlers, say researchers who...
Hard shell, healthy kernel: Nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Hard shell, healthy kernel: Nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell -- for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good...
Fast Food, Soft Drink, and Candy Intake is Unrelated to Body Mass Index

Fast food, soft drink, and candy intake is unrelated to body mass index for...

Consumption of fast food, soft drinks, and candy are often pointed to as the primary contributors to obesity and BMI, as well as chronic...
Broccoli sprout extract may block cancer’s return

Broccoli sprout extract may block cancer’s return

Potent doses of broccoli sprout extract activate a “detoxification” gene and may help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer, according...
Follow the rainbow to healthy eating

Follow the rainbow to healthy eating

The vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables are for more than just looks — they represent the varied, vital nutrients found inside fresh foods. Check...
Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases

What if you could lose weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening disease without any changes in what you eat — other than a...
Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections,...
Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, which may explain why they seems to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are obese. “Omega-3...
Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu. The...