Are vitamin D levels linked to mental health?
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk of depression in mid-life, says a new study from University College London in the UK.
Flaxseed-fed cows produce omega-3-rich milk, US researchers claim
Lactating cows fed flaxseed produce milk containing more omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, US researchers have claimed.
Green tea supplements may benefit skin from within
Oral supplements containing extracts from green tea may help protect against sunburn and the longer-term effects of UV damage, says a new study from the UK.
Antioxidant wood extract shows immune benefits
An antioxidant larch bark extract reduced cold episodes 23% compared to placebo, a German study has found.
Chemical contaminant linked to obesity in mice
Food chain contaminant tributyltin (TBT) causes transgenerational obesity in mice, according to researchers in California, suggesting it could raise similar concerns to Bisphenol A (BPA).
Omega-3 rich diet can boost children’s IQ, says meta-analysis
Supplementing children's diets with fish oil is one of several effective ways to raise a young child’s IQ levels, according to a new report.
Lutein pills may boost night vision: RCT
Daily supplements of lutein may improve vision and help with tasks such as driving at night, say data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Beta-carotene may offer diabetes protection for those with genetic risk: Study
Higher intake of beta-carotene could help those with a higher genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes to lower their risk, while high intake of gamma-tocopherol may increase risk, suggest researchers.