Nutrition News

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

Scientists have known for some time that a high-salt diet may increase the risk of gastric cancer. New research shows just how this might occur. The so-called ‘ulcer bug’ H. pylori lives...

Broccoli offers many health benefits and is a regular feature in Sourcing Science. A study now shows that cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, can protect against prostate...

Scientists at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen found that ‘low-carb’ diets (such as those used by countless women in an attempt to lose weight) reduce friendly bacteria in the gut. This...

The type of iron found in red meat may cause changes that lead to cancers of the colon, breast and prostate, heart disease and other diseases. Writing in the journal Medical Hypothesis a...

Going veggie can help slow global warming. A new report in the Lancet shows how you can reduce greenhouse gases by cutting down the amount of meat you eat. The report says reducing meat...

A review of 25 studies shows that a plant-based diet can help slow prostate cancer. Writing in the journal Nutrition Reviews, scientists reported that prostate cancer patients who ate the...

New research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that women with stressful jobs are more likely to get breast cancer. This study looked at 36,000 women age 30-50 years...

Too much calcium may lead to dementia in the elderly new research reveals. Scientists found that excess calcium in the diet can narrow the blood vessels in the brain leading to tissue damage (...

People who follow a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grains cut their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by half, new research shows. Researchers from Harvard...

Scientists from Columbia University have found that people who eat lots of cured meats such bacon, ham and hot dogs, are more likely to suffer from the serious lung condition chronic obstructive...

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