Nutrition News

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

Researchers have revealed a mechanism that may explain how red meat increases the risk of bowel cancer. Last year research showed that the chance of developing bowel cancer is a third higher for...

Whole-grain intakes among young people in the UK are significantly lower than recommended levels according to a study from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research. This study,...

Green tea has a reputation for being a healthy alternative to ‘normal’ tea. It has been touted as possessing health promoting properties that may even protect against cancer. This may be due to...

In the last Sourcing Science we reported that a substance in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels, sprouts and kale) called sulphurophane may be responsible for the protective role...

Research from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York showed that cranberry juice contains a compound that prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth and so reduces the...

New research shows that a high intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of stroke. A review of eight studies involving 257,551 individuals, 4,917 stroke events and an average...

Expectant Mums-to-be can take heart this Easter….according to new research from Finland eating chocolate during pregnancy can make happier, livelier babies. Researchers at the University of...

The natural compound curcumin, found in the yellow spice turmeric, may protect against some forms of cancer. Research published in the US journal Cancer showed that exposing human melanoma cells...

We have known for some time that cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and kale may help protect us against cancer. Some of this activity has been attributed to a compound in...

New research suggests obesity in middle-age could lead to dementia. Obesity is epidemic in Western societies and constitutes a major public health concern. US scientists now report in the ...

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