Some studies suggest, that eating oily fish or taking fish oil supplements or long chain n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA derived from animals may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease although not all studies are consistent.
We are often told that we should cut right down on fats. But there are two types of fats that are absolutely essential for our diets - both rather unimaginatively called Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs.
Science is the new battleground in the milk wars and A2 Milk is strengthening its arsenal. The fast-growing New Zealand company has armed itself with the first human scientific study that reveals its controversial namesake protein can be easier to digest than regular milk.
Researchers have investigated the effect of lipids bearing polyunsaturated chains when they are integrated into cell membranes. Their work shows that the presence of these lipids makes the membranes more malleable and therefore more sensitive to deformation and fission by proteins.
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a 'triple-threat' of permanent damage to young people's teeth.
Older people who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.
Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers. Early intervention to help and support mothers and their children could help to prevent these problems from developing into long term behavioural problems.
Eating baked or broiled fish once a week could help to boost brain health, according to a recent study
Prison inmates who are low in omega-3s are more aggressive and more likely to have attention deficit disorder (ADD) behaviours, preliminary findings of a year-long study suggests.
New research suggests that the amount of time parents spend on food preparation at home may affect children's eating behavior away from home and that children whose parents spend more time cooking choose healthier foods
Evidence shows that breast-feeding is good for babies, boosting immunity and protecting them from a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease.
Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.
The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Palliative care programs should be expanded to include these elements and should be available to patients from diagnosis.
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the "biological clock" found in most life forms.