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2013 February

Blood pressure and cholesterol 'top priorities' for people with diabetes

Research suggests that addressing high blood pressure and cholesterol may be even more important for people with diabetes than controlling their blood sugar.People with diabetes should do whatever they can to normalise their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, new research has shown.It is commonly assumed that the top priority for…
2013 February

Study reveals harmful effects of air pollution on health

A WHO review has highlighted the burden of disease from air pollution in the EU.Long-term exposure to tiny particles in polluted air can trigger a range of health problems, including atherosclerosis, adverse birth outcomes and respiratory diseases, a study has shown.Leading academics from around the world conducted the World Health…
2013 February

Give your body a boost with healthy algae

The health benefits of algae have been well established for centuries, but it is enjoying something of a rise to prominence among Western consumers lately, following years of use in the Far East.Often used as a dietary supplement to improve general health, the ancient organism has been shown to be…
2013 February

Antioxidants in berries linked to reduced heart attack risk

Berry-derived antioxidants can help to protect the heart, according to a new study.Antioxidant compounds found in strawberries and blueberries may help to reduce women's risk of having a heart attack, scientists have found.Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia carried out a study…
2013 February

Carotenoids may reduce breast cancer risk

A US study suggests carotenoids could help to reduce the risk of breast cancer.New research has highlighted the health benefits of carotenoids, a group of micronutrients found in fruits and vegetables.Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital found that women with high levels of carotenoids circulating in…
2013 February

Study reports link between nations' milk consumption and Nobel prizes

Nutrition could be one of the contributing factors behind nations' Nobel Prize-winning records.A new study has suggested a strong link between nations' milk consumption and their history of winning Nobel Prizes.While the study appears somewhat tongue-in-cheek, there may in fact be plausible biological reasons for such an association, as a…
2013 February

Happy mood 'may boost brain power'

A study suggests that improving your mood could have important benefits for your cognitive function as the years go by.A study suggests that improving your mood could have important benefits for your cognitive function as the years go by.People may have better cognitive ability when they are in a good…
2013 February

Lifestyle changes can reduce risk of cancer

People can make certain lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer.People can make certain lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of developing cancer.Britons are being reminded of the difference that lifestyle changes can make to their risk of developing cancer.The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has taken the…
2013 February

Study shows benefits of vegetarian diet for the heart

Oxford University scientists have confirmed the benefits of a vegetarian diet for heart health.Vegetarians have long been convinced of the benefits of their dietary choices, and a new study appears to have confirmed their confidence in the diet.Scientists at the University of Oxford say that the risk of being hospitalised…
2013 January

'Reassuring' study finds no link between folic acid and cancer risk

Folic acid supplements do not raise people's risk of developing cancer, according to an important new study in the Lancet medical journal.A large new analysis of existing research has confirmed the safety of taking folic acid supplements.Folic acid is particularly important for women of child-bearing age, as it helps to…