Nutrition

Blackmores Institute questions validity of high-profile Cochrane Review of vitamin E and mortality

The latest paper is a response to a 2012 review of vitamin E. ©iStock

A widely publicised review 'incorrectly inflated' the mortality risk attributed to vitamin E, with the appropriateness of the datasets and the validity of its methods being called into question in a new paper backed by the Blackmores Institute.

The research showed higher concentrations of defensins in the gut tissues of the avocado-fed rats. ©iStock

Avocados could be good for gut health: New Zealand research

Higher antioxidant intake could lower the chances of obesity induced by sleep deprivation. ©iStock

Lack of antioxidants increases obesity risk in sleep-deprived men: Korean study

Newborns with jaundice could benefit from probiotic supplementation. ©iStock

Probiotics a possible treatment for jaundice in newborn babies: Chinese meta-analysis

VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

Green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. ©iStock

Green tea polyphenol EGCG counteracts obesity and cognitive decline caused by Western diet

Consuming at least three cups of coffee a day can fight sarcopenia in men above 60, according to a Korean study. ©iStock

Coffee consumption a counter to sarcopenia in elderly men: Korean study

An antioxidant-rich diet is preferable to antioxidant supplements for lowering eye disease risk, say researchers. ©iStock

Eye health and vitamins: Supplement intake ‘can increase degeneration’, review reveals

Hypertension risk was increased in those born in China during the Great Chinese Famine. ©iStock

Prenatal malnutrition and postnatal health: How diet can affect hypertension risk

Four studies have been published in the FASEB Journal. ©iStock

New trials show ‘multiple health benefits’ from consuming mango: Industry body

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