Increased intake of soy isoflavones significantly reduced the risk of prostate cancer amongst Japanese men by as much as 50 per cent, says a new study. "To our knowledge, this is the first prospective study to report an inverse association between isoflavone and localized prostate...

Increased intake of the antioxidant vitamins C and E could cut the risk of kidney cancer by 28 and 44 per cent, respectively, says a new study from Italy. ?In the present study, based on a large dataset and with extensive information on major sources...

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre, beta-carotene and vitamin E appear to offer significant protection against non-Hodgkin lymphoma, says a Swedish-Danish-American study. The researchers behind the new study, led by Ellen Chang from the Northern California Cancer Center, looked at the dietary...

A diet rich in vitamin E may protect middle-aged male smokers from dieing from diseases such as certain cancers and coronary heart disease, says a new study. ?The current study suggests that higher serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol (up to 13 to 14 milligrams per litre,...

A diet rich in vitamin E could protect smokers from the oxidative stress linked to cancer development, US-based scientists reported this week. "This suggests that while working toward the goal of quitting smoking, which is the very best way to prevent development of smoking-related cancers,...

Eating about three portions of green leafy, yellow and cruciferous vegetables every day could slow loss of mental function as we age by 40 per cent, suggests a new study. "Compared to people who consumed less than one serving of vegetables a day, people who...

Mothers with low vitamin E intake during pregnancy are more likely to have asthmatic kids at age five, suggests a new study from Scotland. "The results of the present study suggest that dietary modification or supplementation during pregnancy to reduce the likelihood of childhood asthma...

Using phytosterol and stanol enriched margarines in everyday life stabilises cholesterol levels in a free living population, and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a post-launch monitoring study of the functional foods. ?Blood cholesterol levels remained stable over a period of five years...

June-2006 The combination of lycopene and vitamin E has been shown to be far more effective in inhibiting the growth of prostate cancer than the effect of lycopene alone, according to new research from BASF. A phase-2 clinical trial on humans is under way, but...

Europeans are more optimistic about biotechnology than ever before, but this acceptance does not extend to their view of genetically modified foods, according to a new survey. The Eurobarometer report, which is the sixth in a series of surveys conducted since 1991, reveals that although...