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2013 July

Arsenic and acrylamide 'pose a health risk in food'

Danish experts are concerned by people's intake of inorganic arsenic and acrylamide, both of which may increase the risk of cancer if exposure is high over a number of years.Consumers may want to take steps to mitigate the risks posed by inorganic arsenic and acrylamide in the foods they eat,…
2013 July

Study uncovers high levels of oxidative stress among obese people

A study suggests that obese people may be more prone to damaging oxidative stress than their normal-weight counterparts.Obese people may want to consider using antioxidant supplements, after a study found they tend to have increased levels of oxidative stress.Oxidative stress occurs when our body's cells become damaged by the process…
2013 July

Poor bladder health linked to other conditions in men

Men with bladder symptoms should visit their GP to ensure they do not have a related health problem.Bladder problems are often a symptom of factors outside of the bladder and prostate, Australian scientists have claimed.Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia say lower urinary tract symptoms - such as…
2013 July

Evidence grows for role of BioBran MGN-3 in immune support

BioBran MGN-3 increasingly seems to be an effective product for amplifying the body's immune response to cancer.There is an increasing body of evidence supporting the use of a natural immunomodulator called BioBran MGN-3 to boost the immune system.BioBran MGN-3 is a non-toxic food supplement made from the breakdown of rice…
2013 July

Turmeric 'may improve liver function'

A study suggests that ingredients in the curry spice turmeric may help to support liver function.Substances in turmeric - a spice grown in India and commonly used for flavour and colour in curries - may help to support and improve liver function, a study has found.Scientists at Chonbuk National University…
2013 July

Antioxidant supplements 'may boost male fertility'

Antioxidant supplements may help to improve men's fertility, evidence suggests.Men with reduced fertility may benefit from taking a high-quality antioxidant supplement, research suggests.Experts at the New Jersey Medical School and Hackensack University Medical Centre in the US recently wrote about the link between antioxidant supplementation and improved male fertility in…
2013 July

Sleep deprivation may contribute to excessive worrying

People who are prone to worrying may benefit from regularly getting a good night's sleep, research suggests.People who suffer from sleep deprivation may start to display abnormal neural activity in their brain, similar to that seem in anxiety disorders, a study has found.Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, scanned…
2013 July

Green tea extract may improve blood sugar control

A review of research into green tea extract suggests it may be beneficial for blood glucose control.People who have trouble controlling their blood glucose levels may benefit from using supplements containing green tea extract, a large new review has concluded.Scientists at the Chongqing Medical Nutrition Research Centre in China searched…
2013 July

Study finds arsenic may accumulate in conventional chicken meat

Chickens that are not certified as organic may expose consumers to potentially harmful arsenic.People who choose to eat meat and do not opt for organic produce may be exposing themselves to the environmental contaminant arsenic, new research suggests.Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US…
2013 July

New cancer drug stimulates the immune system but is years from reaching the clinic

Another study has added to the growing body of evidence supporting an immunotherapy approach in the fight against cancer.A novel type of cancer drug that fights bowel cancer by stimulating the immune system has shown promise in early testing, but it will be years before the treatment is ready for…