New Data Suggests Link Between Childhood Obesity and Allergies

  A study published in the May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology indicated that there may be a link between obesity and increased incidence of allergies. The study analysed data from 4,111 children and young adults aged 2-19 years of age. It looked at antibody       levels to a … [Read more...]

Oral Bacteria May Provide Link To Pancreatic Cancer Risk

 A small study published in the journal 'Gut' has indicated that certain types of mouth bacteria some of which are linked to gum disease are associated with the       development of pancreatic cancer. This interesting finding helps move us further forward in finding clues to stop the progress of one of the … [Read more...]

Red Wine May Inhibit Breast Cancer Cell Growth

New Research published in October this year suggests that resveratrol the active ingredient in red wine stops breast cancer cells from growing by blocking the growth effects of oestrogen. Although it has been thought for some time that resveratrol may be significant in the war against breast cancer, this new evidence suggests … [Read more...]

Can Flaxseeds Fight Breast Cancer?

A number of studies have attributed a cancer protective effect to plant hormones known as phytoestrogens. One group of phytoestrogens known as lignans are contained in seeds especially flaxseeds     (or linseeds as they are often called). In a recent study women who ate a diet high  in lignans had a 40% lower … [Read more...]

Can Green Tea Help Reduce Risk Flu Risk?

 Green tea has long been associated with a number of  health benefits, but recent research suggests that it may also play a role in helping us to fight infections such as influenza. In a study which was written up in the Journal of  Nutrition, more than 2000 school pupils were given anonymous questionnaires regarding their tea … [Read more...]

Reducing your risk of swine flu!

Recent research has discovered that taking a supplement of colostrum from bovine surces may be a very effective way to reduce the risk of swine flu and other flu like illnesses. Colostrum is the pre milk type sustance produced after female mammals give birth and it is extremely rich in immune boosting properties. One study found that supplementing … [Read more...]

Research highlights the importance of vitamin D

Vitamin D, used to only be linked to bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis, but increasingly research studies are revealing its importance in many areas of human health. In a paper published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D's role is identified in a number of health conditions inclluding immunity, blood … [Read more...]

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