Food Additives Linked To Hyperactivity In Children, Study Shows

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A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colours and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colours and preservatives affecting children’s behaviour has long been an unresolved question for parents. This significant new research by […]

Precut Salad May Encourage Growth Of Salmonella

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A new study from the University of Leicester shows that small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica. Juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ability to attach to the salad’s plastic container. The research is published November 18th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a […]

GLYPHOSATE ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE STUDY

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Your intake of glyphosate is happening through the food you eat, the water you drink and the places where you live and play. Some sources deliver higher amounts than others – for example, non-organic oats sprayed with glyphosate before harvest, and foods made with genetically modified soybeans. Other sources are not so clear, so we […]

Bananas Are As Beneficial As Sports Drinks, Study Suggests

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Bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for endurance and recreational athletes. Bananas are a rich source of potassium and other nutrients, and are easy for cyclists, runners or hikers to carry. Research conducted at Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab in the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) has revealed additional benefits. […]

Study Pinpoints Protein That Detects Damage From Radiation

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High doses of radiation from cancer treatment can cause severe damage to cells and tissues, resulting in injury to bone marrow and the gastrointestinal tract. The consequences can be fatal. Yet researchers do not fully understand how exposure to radiation triggers this damage at the molecular level. Led by Yale professor of immunobiology Richard Flavell, […]

Gut Bacteria Could Help Prevent Cancer

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Researchers have shown that various types of intestinal bacteria might be factors in both causing and preventing obesity, and in other conditions and diseases. Now, a UCLA study suggests that it could also potentially be used to reduce the risk for some types of cancer. The research, published online April 13 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, […]

Study: No-Fat, Low-Fat Dressings Don’t Get Most Nutrients Out Of Salads

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The vegetables in salads are chock-full of important vitamins and nutrients, but you won’t get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing, a Purdue University study shows. In a human trial, researchers fed subjects salads topped off with saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat-based dressings and tested their blood for absorption of […]

A Simple Spice That May Battle Cancer

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Turmeric, a common Indian spice, may one day join the cancer treatment tool kit. Researchers have found that a tiny oral dose of curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, cut breast cancer rates in rats by half. In another study, conducted by Anirban Maitra, M.D., a pathologist at Johns Hopkins, curcumin helped deter drug-resistant cancers. […]

Coffee Consumption Decreases The Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

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Whether you like your coffee black, decaf, half-caff or even instant, feel free to drink up. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of Keck Medicine of USC have found that coffee consumption decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. The study examined over 5,100 men and women who had been […]

Aged Garlic Extract Can Reduce Dangerous Plaque Buildup In Arteries

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The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. The research, conducted at LA BioMed, found a reduction in the amount of low-attenuation plaque, or “soft plaque,” in the arteries […]