Nutrition News

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

Remember the floppy cabbage and squishy sprouts Granny used to make? New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition reveals how boiling the life out of your veg destroys its...

Previous studies show how nuts can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as coronary heart disease and stroke. A new study shows how patients with high cholesterol levels, given...

Further evidence linking pollutants to type 2 diabetes has emerged. The new research published in Diabetes Care shows that people with high levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)...

Yet more evidence linking the consumption of red meat to breast cancer is provided by a large study published in the journal Epidemiology. This study shows that postmenopausal women with...

Iodine is essential for good thyroid function, which in turn is necessary for good health. Seaweed and soya, both popular foods in Asia, have been reported to affect thyroid function in opposing...

Links between intelligence and the vegetarian diet were demonstrated last year when a team of veggies won the BBC’s Test the Nation IQ battle. Now a new study published in the British Medical...

Previous work has shown that red meat increases the risk of stomach and pancreatic cancer. Now red meat has been linked to breast cancer. US researchers look at the diets of over 90,000...

New research now shows that adding cow’s milk to your daily cuppa destroys its ability to protect against heart disease. The research, published in the European Heart Journal found that tea...

Researchers from the Netherlands have shown that supplementing the diet with folic acid can help boost brain power in the over-50s. In this three-year study, those taking 800 micrograms of folic...

Eating soya foods can almost halve the risk of ovarian cancer, according to scientists from the Northern Californian Cancer Centre. The diets of over 97,275 women were analysed, 280 of whom later...

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