Archive for the ‘Latest Research’ Category

Cut Your Risk of Cancer by Reducing Red Meat Consumption

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2011

An independent report by the Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed the links between meat consumption and bowel cancer. It suggested those who eat at least 90g of red or processed meat a day faced higher levels of the disease. This is significant as bowel cancer kills around 16,500 people in the UK every year. The DoH […]

Trans and saturated fats linked to depression in a new study

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Statistics show that 150 million people suffer from depression worldwide and this may be due in part to dietary changes away from unprocessed polyunsaturated fats towards a higher intake of saturated and trans fats. Researchers from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have found that there is a link between eating […]

Study shows raised homocysteine levels are linked to dementia

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011

An article in Nature Journal confirms previous evidence that raised homocysteine levels are a likely primary predictor and potential cause of the brain damage that identifies Alzheimer’s.  ‘homocysteine is associated with an increase in the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia’ Levels of Homocysteine area associated with a lack of Vitamin B6, B12 and Folic acid. […]

Save money, Ditch the credit card and eat more healthily

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A study published this week showed that when we pay for food with cash we make healthier choices and steer clear of junk food and impulse purchases. Cash should also keep your weight down as researchers suggested that there is a link between rising obesity and the use of cash cards in America. Great news […]

B Vitamins and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Posted: Friday, September 10th, 2010

A study from The University of Oxford study shows that daily B vitamin supplements can halve the rate of brain atrophy in elderly people who suffer from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). The two year randomised double-blind clinical trial is the largest to study the effect of B vitamins on MCI and is excitingly one of […]

Balance blood sugar to keep aggression at bay

Posted: Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Research published this week suggests that  a sweet drink allowed students to remain calmer under stressful provocation than their counterparts who had been given an artificially sweetened drink. Student volunteers performed tasks such as preparing a speech to be read to a stranger; this speech was then criticised as boring and disappointing. Those who had […]

High fat diets may cause emotional disturbance

Posted: Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour (SSIB) has found that a prolonged high fat diet is associated with changing levels of a brain chemical called dopamine. This chemical conducts signals in the brain that control movement, emotional responses and the ability to feel pleasure […]

Nitrate content of beetroot juice lowers blood pressure

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London and UCL have published a study that found that the high nitrate content of beetroot causes blood vessels to dilate, lowering blood pressure. Healthy volunteers who were given beetroot juice or nitrate tablets had their blood pressure reduced within 24 hours. Beetroot is a good source of […]

Baby blues treatment may be found

Posted: Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

It has been known for a while that in the first three to four days after giving birth, oestrogen levls drop by up to 1000 times. A new study has identified an enzyme called monoamine oxidase A, which increases dramatically in proportion to this oestrogen loss. Monoamine oxidase A may contribute significantly to depression in new mothers because […]

Burgers linked to asthma

Posted: Thursday, June 10th, 2010

New research suggests that eating three or more burgers a week may put children at risk of developing asthma, whereas eating a mediterranean diet may lower the risk. Researchers writing in the journal Thorax have looked at 50 000 children from 20 countries in a 10 year study. Parents of children from wealthy and poorer […]