Microbiota project seeks answers to better elderly nutrition
An Irish government-backed project with multiple partners is investigating links between the gut microbiota and elderly nutrition.
Calcium supplements linked to lower death risk for women: Study
Daily supplements of calcium up to 1000 mg may be associated with reduced mortality for women, says a new study from Canada.
Cochrane: Probiotics may reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Consuming supplements and food containing probiotics may reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, according to a systematic review from the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration.
Study unlocks trigger for late-night snack cravings
An evolutionary trait that helped predecessors store energy in times of food scarcity may now be the driving factor behind obesity, say researchers studying the reason behind late-night snack cravings.
More magnesium may slash heart disease risk by 30%: Harvard meta-analysis
Increased circulating levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new meta-analysis from Harvard School of Public Health supporting the heart health benefits of the mineral.
Vitamin D may ease exercise-related muscle damage: Animal data
Supplementation with vitamin D may reduce muscle damage and inflammation linked to exercise, suggests a new study with lab rats.
First powered study shows CoQ10 can reduce heart failure by half
Vitamin-like nutrient CoQ10 can reduce mortality rates by half in patients with moderate to severe heart failure, researchers have concluded in what they say is the first adequately powered trial to do so.
Camel milk inhibits growth of colon cancer cells, find researchers
A component of camel milk may stop the growth of colon cancer cells, according to a study.
Aussie research finds that coffee is not good for weightloss
Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome.