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Component in Green Tea May Help Reduce Prostate Cancer in Men at High Risk
The researchers found that people who had taken the green tea capsule had a significant decrease in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels.

The great chocolate diet hoax: How to fake a weight loss trend
It was terrible science. The results are meaningless, and the health claims that the media blasted out to millions of people around the world are utterly unfounded.

Moderate Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study
Research seems to question current recommendations regarding alcohol consumption

Eating a Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk
Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a study published today in the British Journal of Cancer

Beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine predict use among patients with cancer
A new study has shed light on how cancer patients' attitudes and beliefs drive the use of complementary and alternative medicine.

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay
Study suggests caffeine may help maintain healthy blood flow and sexual function

Snacking on Protein Can Improve Appetite Control and Diet Quality in Teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young people

Harvard study: Could Chinese thunder god vine plant be cure-all for obesity?
Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down.

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer’s
Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study.

Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65.

In study, skipping meals is linked to abdominal weight gain
In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and fasted the rest of the day developed insulin resistance in their livers – which scientists consider a telltale sign of prediabetes

Germination Can Make Buckwheat More Nutritious
the germinated seeds or sprouts are nutritionally superior to their original seeds with higher levels of nutrients, lower amounts of compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients, and increased protein and starch digestibility.

Latest research shows benefits of liquid probiotic in the reduction of inflammation in ulcerative colitis
People with ulcerative colitis ¬may benefit from taking the live, multi-strain probiotic drink, Symprove, to reduce intestinal inflammation

Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s
Recent studies show that people with the healthiest eating habits have lower risks for those problems and a decline in thinking skills.

New study finds that many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
55% of the samples tested had gluten—sometimes even when labeled gluten-free

Germination Can Make Buckwheat More Nutritious
A new study published in the Journal of Food Science, found that germinated buckwheat, an important raw material for food and functional food production, had better nutritional value than ungerminated buckwheat

Vitamin B3 Reduces Risks of Some Types of Skin Cancer
An inexpensive vitamin can help reduce the occurrence of common skin cancers in people prone to that disease, researchers reported.

Scientists find that athletes do not really need all of those drinks
New research by scientists at Brock University has debunked the widely-held belief that dehydration saps the strength of athletes performing in hot conditions.

New Harvard Research Finds Walnuts May Help Slow Colon Cancer Growth
A walnut-enriched diet may cause beneficial genetic changes in animal cancer cells, affecting inflammation, blood supply and growth of tumors

Nosode homeopathic labels too weak, pediatricians tell Health Canada
Labels on unproven homeopathic products need stronger warning to counter anti-vaccination movement

High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous for Those at Risk of Heart Disease
A high-protein diet may backfire for people at risk for heart disease -- increasing the likelihood of weight gain and early death, a new study suggests

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