Zainul Hassan

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Could beetroot juice slow key step in Alzheimer’s progression?

Betanin, the pigment that gives beetroot juice its red colour, could reduce the rate of misfolding beta-amyloid protein - thought to be a critical …

High-dose vitamin D: the remedy for stiff arteries?

Large doses of vitamin D rapidly reduce arterial stiffness, according to a new study in PLOS ONE.

Omega-3 may protect against DNA damage in vascular cells: Study

The potential heart health benefits of omega-3s may be linked (in part at least) to their ability to protect the DNA in the cells lining blood …

Administrative Law

Everything We Eat Both Causes And Prevents Cancer

In an effort to illustrate how often medical studies can be flawed, Vox put together the above graph showing how, in a single meta-analysis of …

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

Biology

Deep ocean minerals show post-exercise blood flow and anti-inflammation benefits

The desalinated deep ocean minerals (DOM) used in the study were provided by Taiwanese company Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech. The more than 70 minerals …

Theanine: How a tea amino acid could help fight liver disease

According to a paper from Anhui Agricultural University in China, theanine can protect liver tissue, minimising damage to the liver from chronic …

Lemon juice protects against alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

The study, which used 30 male mice randomly divided into five groups of six, found that lemon juice <i>“exerted hepatoprotective effects on</i> …

Review details growing scientific backing for curcumin benefits

A recent review paper published in the Foods, titled <i>“Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health,”</i> ​details the many health benefits of these …

Muscle

Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study

Sabinsa’s C3 Complex plus BioPerine increased HDL-cholesterol levels, reduced total cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol levels, and, for the first …

Diabetes

'Simple sugars' can aid skin healing, Pakistan and UK collaboration reveals

The research, conducted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield, …

University of Sheffield

Cinnamon shown to burn fat

Cinnamaldehyde is an essential oil that not only gives cinnamon its distinct flavor, but has also been shown to protect mice against obesity. Now, …

Nutrition

This Renewable 'Instant Coal' Could Be The Fuel of The Future

It's highly efficient.<p>The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with …

Biofuel

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

Pain

Five-star herbal formula, and lifestyle changes effective in treatment of PCOS: Trial

The research, published in the journal <i>Phytotherapy Research​,</i>​ was presented at the Fertility Society of Australia Annual Conference 2017 in Adelaide …

New South Wales

Could curcumin benefit gut diversity and prevent post-menopausal weight gain?

Rats fed curcumin for 12 weeks after undergoing removal of their ovaries showed a greater gut microbiome diversity than those administered distilled …

Wellness

Cocoa flavanols may boost brain health benefits of exercise: Human data

A single dose of cocoa flavanols 70 minutes before exercise was associated with improvements in executive function, which involves working memory, …

The Brain

Could a healthy gut be one of the keys to healthy aging?

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy aging.<p>Carried out by researchers from …

Police officer's death linked to kratom use

Matt Dana, 27, was a police sergeant in the northern New York State town of Tupper Lake. Dana died from fluid in his lungs during the summer, but the …

Crime

Watch: ExcelVite targets tocotrienol growth for hair loss supplements after novel pathway discovery

Speaking to us at the recent Vitafoods Asia show in Singapore, Bryan See told us how researchers at the Ohio State University​ Medical Center found …

hair loss

Black tea found to shrink guts by working inside them

You're likely familiar with the fact that green tea has been linked with weight loss, but new research out of the University of California Los …

Green tea power? Lowering caffeine may enhance anti-stress properties

This was the main conclusion of a study published in <i>Nutrients</i>​ by a team of researchers from the University of Shizuoka in Japan.<p>The double-blind …

Tea

Could eating avocados and olive oil make you smarter?

Consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, is linked to general intelligence according to a recent …

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Avocados could be good for gut health: New Zealand research

Scientists at New Zealand's Plant & Food Research said avocados were known to contain compounds that support cardiovascular health, blood glucose …

Resveratrol a safe and effective option for endometriosis treatment: Review

Endometriosis is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows outside it instead. This happens most …

Colitis

Cocoa flavanols may protect against diabetes: Study

Specific compounds within cocoa promote the release of insulin and may help protect against the onset of type-2 diabetes (T2D), reports a new study …

Dual-fermented rice bran helps prevent ulcerative colitis: Japan study

Researchers led by academics from Tohoku University in Japan used a unique form of modified rice bran, which was fermented by both <i>Aspergillus …

Glucoraphanin shows preventive effects against obesity and type 2 diabetes

The study involved four groups of seven-week old male mice: one was a control group fed normal chow, one group was fed normal chow with …