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How wholegrain rye bread cuts type-2 diabetes risk

The consumption of wholegrain rye could significantly lower serotonin concentrations in the gut, helping to lower glucose levels and, therefore, the risk of type-2 diabetes.

30 June, 2019

Humans evolved to benefit from fermented foods

German scientists have uncovered an evolutionary basis for our affinity with fermented foods, and with it a greater understanding of how lactic acid bacteria interact with our bodies.

30 June, 2019

Poor sleep quality link to peptic ulcer relapse

Other factors besides the bacteria H. pylori could cause peptic ulcer recurrence and, according to new research, lack of quality sleep is chief among these.

24 May, 2019

Sunscreen chemicals easily absorbed into the bloodstream

With regular use the chemicals in your sunscreen can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels high enough to raise health concerns.

9 May, 2019

Elderberry compounds help minimise flu symptoms

New evidence shows how active compounds in elderberries strengthen immune response and act directly on the flu virus to keep it from infecting human cells.

5 May, 2019

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

Acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends, say US researchers.

5 May, 2019

Common food additive could raise the risk of diabetes and obesity

A food ingredient widely used in baked goods, animal feeds and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research.

25 April, 2019

Childhood asthma and inflammation – the role of dietary fatty acids

New research demonstrates that dietary omega-3 and omega-6 may have opposite effects on the severity of asthma in children exposed to indoor air pollution.

3 April, 2019

Berberine/silymarin combo supports cardiometabolic health

Taking a combination of the herbal remedies berberine and silymarin can improve blood lipid levels and fasting blood sugar levels, says a new meta-anaylsis.

21 March, 2019

Blueberry antioxidants help lower blood pressure

Blueberries contain antioxidant pigments called anthocyanins which can help maintain vascular health and lower blood pressure.

11 March, 2019