Nutrition News

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

New research from the University of Crete shows that asthma is less common in children whose mothers ate a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables during pregnancy. Eating vegetables more...

New research published in the Lancet shows that gaining weight can dramatically increase the risk of several different cancers. Weight gain in men increased their risk of cancers of the...

A large US study looking at the diet and health of around half a million men and women revealed that those who ate the most red meat had a 20-60 per cent higher risk for oesophageal, colorectal,...

Some studies suggest that plant hormones found in soya foods (isoflavones) can help reduce bone loss and lower the risk of osteoporosis. However the evidence is somewhat inconsistent. New research...

Evidence linking dairy and cancer adulthood is increasing, but childhood dairy consumption and cancer has not been widely studied. New research looked at the diets of just under 5,000 children...

Berries are a particularly rich source of vitamin C and compounds called polyphenols. New research from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki in Finland shows that eating moderate...

Brazil nuts are a rich source of selenium but until now no studies have investigated how available this mineral is for us to use (bioavailability). Researchers from the University of Otago in...

New research shows that breastfed babies with eczema suffer less when their mothers spend time laughing before feeding them. In this study breastfeeding mothers were shown either a feature length...

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology links dairy products to Parkinson’s disease. Researchers looked at the diets of over 130,000 people (including 388 with Parkinson’s...

New research suggests that vitamin C may reduce some of the health problems associated with diabetes. Vitamin C is an antioxidant – one of the ‘good guys’ that goes around the body mopping up...

Pages