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Whole grains for breast health
17 October 2018

Whole grains may reduce breast cancer risk

Authors of a systematic review on whole grain intake and risk of breast cancer have called for large-scale cohort studies following the results of their analysis - which suggest that ...

Milk thistle may have role in metabolic syndrome
16 October 2018

Milk thistle for metabolic syndrome

Milk thistle, used for centuries to treat liver and biliary tract diseases, may have a role in treating metabolic syndrome, a new review has found.

Anxiety may be improved with Omega-3
15 October 2018

Omega-3 reduces anxiety symptoms

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the symptoms of clinical anxiety, results of the first systematic review and meta-analysis to analyse the anxiolytic effects of omega-3 supplements have found.

Resveratrol lowering your total cholesterol
12 October 2018

Raise a glass to lower lipids

New research has found that supplementation with resveratrol led to significantly reduced total cholesterol and triacylglyercol concentrations

Ginger can alleviate nausea
11 October 2018

Ginger in post-operative care

Ginger can alleviate post-operative nausea and vomiting according to a new meta-analysis published in Phytomedicine.

09 October 2018

Anti-inflammatory diet reduces mortality

Improving diet has been shown to have a positive influence on mortality, but little is known about how diet can affect survival time. Now, a Swedish study, published in the ...

Stress: Dietary & microbial connection
08 October 2018

Diet, microbes and mental health

A new American study has summarised findings from a number of clinical studies using dietary intervention to improve depression, anxiety, or stress and the role the gastrointestinal microbiota may have ...

 Dr Joseph Firth Research Fellow, NICM  Western Sydney University
05 October 2018

Dr Joseph Firth - insights on mental health research

Dr Joseph Firth is a Research Fellow at the NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University in Australia.