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2013 April

Majority of people with diabetes 'do not have condition under control'

An analysis by Diabetes UK suggests that fewer than one in five people with diabetes meet recommended targets for blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol.The vast majority of people with diabetes in England and Wales are failing to control their condition effectively, new research suggests.An analysis by Diabetes UK indicates…
2013 April

Study underlines need to boost nutrient intake when giving up red meat

Millions of Britons are missing out on key vitamins and minerals, according to a new study.A growing number of people are choosing to cut back on red meat, amid concerns that a high intake may increase the risk of bowel cancer and other health problems.While it is perfectly possible -…
2013 April

Biobran MGN-3 'minimises side-effects of chemotherapy' for patients with breast cancer

A new study suggests that BioBran MGN-3 may help to reduce many of the side-effects experienced by women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.Women who are undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may benefit from taking a natural product called BioBran MGN-3 alongside their conventional treatment, new research has found.Researchers at Nishtar…
2013 April

Daily stress 'bad for long-term mental wellbeing'

A new study suggests that everyday annoyances can lead to mental distress and mood disorders in the long term.People who let day-to-day stress get on top of them may suffer from worse mental wellbeing in the long run, a new study has found.Researchers at the University of California, Irvine looked…
2013 April

Low vitamin D levels 'may cause adverse pregnancy outcomes'

A large new review has found 'compelling' evidence for a link between low vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes.Women with insufficient levels of vitamin D in their blood may be more likely to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia, a review has concluded.A team of researchers…
2013 April

Vitamin D supplements 'may improve immunity in healthy adults'

A new study suggests that vitamin D may help to boost the immune system in healthy adults with insufficient levels of the nutrient.Boosting levels of vitamin D may help to enhance immunity and lower the risk of many diseases in healthy adults, a small new study has suggested.Researchers at Boston…
2013 April

Depression 'may reduce benefits of healthy lifestyle'

A study suggests that people with depression may experience elevated levels of inflammation, even if they take regular exercise and drink a sensible amount of alcohol.People with depression may need a helping hand to minimise their risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.Researchers at Duke University Medical…
2013 April

Faster 'biological ageing' linked to heart disease and cancer

Some people experience faster biological ageing than others, and scientists believe this may increase their risk of heart disease, cancer and other age-related illnesses.Biological ageing may play an important role in the development of age-related diseases, such as heart disease and certain types of cancer, scientists have found.Researchers at the…
2013 March

Green tea antioxidants 'may lower stroke risk'

Research suggests that antioxidant compounds in green tea may help to reduce the risk of stroke.A high intake of green tea may lower a person's risk of having a stroke, new research suggests.Japanese scientists looked at the impact of green tea and coffee consumption on the risk of stroke in…
2013 March

Clogged arteries 'date back to pre-industrial times'

Atherosclerosis appears to be inherently associated with the ageing process, but that does not mean we can neglect our diet and lifestyle, experts say.Atherosclerosis or 'clogged arteries' is often regarded as a disease of the modern age, brought on by unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles.But a new study suggests that…