Nutrition News

Viva! Health unravels the most recent scientific research and makes it easy to understand. Here we update you on the latest findings...

A complex carbohydrate found in fruit and vegetables called pectin may help explain why diets rich in these foods can lower the risk of cancer. New research from the Institute of Food Research in...

Research from Canada shows how extracts from cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and curly kale) and vegetables of the genus Allium (such as garlic) can inhibit the growth...

One of the arguments used to promote oily fish is that it provides the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA important for health. Omega-3 from plants (ALA) is converted in the body to EPA and DHA...

New research from the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that pomegranates may help fight prostate cancer. This study revealed how compounds found in pomegranates called polyphenols...

...for good health

A major review in the Journal of Nutrition reveals how nuts are a healthy, nutritious food offering many health benefits. They are an excellent...

Eating a fry-up every morning could increase your risk of bowel cancer by almost two thirds. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) warns that eating 150 grams of processed meat a day (the...

New research from the University of Cambridge shows strong links between vitamin C levels and the risk of stroke. This study measured vitamin C levels in blood samples taken from over 20,000...

New research in the British Medical Journal suggests that eating red meat can increase blood pressure (BP). This study found that the different types of iron (haem iron and non-haem iron...

...and diabetes

Sourcing Science previously reported how a compound in broccoli called sulforaphane could protect against breast cancer. New research from the University of...

A high intake of red meat during adolescence may increase the risk of premenopausal breast cancer. This study examined diets of over 39,000 women from 1998 to 2005, during which time 455 cases of...

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