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Study reveals new dietary risk factors for colorectal cancer

Fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, crisps and deserts have all been identified as risk factors for bowel cancer, according to new research.



New degree will deliver scientists to tackle links between diet and disease

Nutri-genomics is an emerging area of scientific research which looks at the relationship between what we eat, disease and our own individual genetic make-up



Healthy diet plays vital role in living with HIV

Antiretrovirals and good nutrition are partners in helping people to feel better and manage their disease



Mediterranean-style diet improves heart function

A study of twins shows that even with genes that put them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, eating a Mediterranean-style diet can improve heart function, according to research.



Healthy diet could combat Alzheimer's

Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers.



Olive oil enriched diet aids cancer survivors

Researchers have found that olive oil may offer another potential health benefit - it produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet.



Tryptophan-enriched diet reduces pig aggression

Feeding the amino acid tryptophan to young female pigs as part of their regular diet makes them less aggressive and easier to manage, according to a study.



High-fat ketogenic diet to control seizures

Current and former patients treated with the high-fat ketogenic diet to control multiple, daily and severe seizures can be reassured by the news that not only is the diet effective, but it also appears to have no long-lasting side effects.



Solar-powered irrigation significantly improves diet

Solar-powered drip irrigation systems significantly enhance household incomes and nutritional intake of villagers in arid sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new Stanford University study.



Social background tied to teen diet

Teenagers' attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.



Longer life linked to ingredients in Mediterranean diet

Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life, according to new research.



Diet may reduce risk of prostate cancer

A new review assessed whether certain modifications in diet have a beneficial effect on the prevention of prostate cancer. Results suggest that a diet low in fat and red meat and high in fruits and vegetables is beneficial in preventing and treating prostate cancer.



Change from high-fat diet can increase stress

Researchers find that mice withdrawn from high-fat or high-carbohydrates diets became anxious and showed changes in their brains indicating higher stress levels.



"Focus on food poisoning, seed selection, diet and productivity"

In the UK, scientists are using the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics to destroy food poisoning bacteria in poultry before it enters the food chain.



Incisive research links teeth with diet

You are what you eat is truism that has been given new impetus by ‘cutting edge’ research led by the University of Leicester that reveals your teeth are literally shaped by your food.



Benefits of vegan diet

A gluten-free vegan diet may improve the health of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and has a beneficial effect on several risk factors for cardiovascular disease.



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