FDA warns public vs buying unregistered food supplements online

MANILA — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against buying and consuming several unregistered food supplements being sold online. The agency noted that the food supplements Kos Agaricus Blazei, Pappa Reale Alvear with Ginseng Royal Jelly, AVS Retina, Carnidyn, Clorofilla, Long Life Creatina, Micotwin Zen, Marco Viti Charcoall, Essecore Essebaby, and Sifi … Read More

Aussie research finds artificial sweeteners may increase hunger

SYDNEY — Artificial sweeteners commonly used in diet soft drinks aren’t so sweet after all, new Australian research revealed on Wednesday. The University of Sydney’s findings showed intake of the product actually increases hunger and consumption. Using fruit flies as subjects, researchers gave the flies either low carbohydrate food or low carbohydrate food with the … Read More

Study finds drinking could help improve memory

MOSCOW — While many drink to forget their troubles, new evidence says your afternoon bev is actually helping you to better remember all that stuff that drove you to drink in the first place. Researchers gave study participants, a group of 88 social drinkers, a word-learning task. One group was allowed to imbibe up to … Read More

Drinking coffee could lead to longer life: studies

  WASHINGTON — People who drink coffee appear to live longer, two new studies published in the US journal Annals of Internal Medicine said Monday, providing further confirmation on the health benefits of coffee consumption. The first study, conducted in 10 European countries and the largest ever of its kind, found that compared to non-coffee … Read More

Iron levels linked to heart disease risk: study

LONDON — Iron status, the amount of the nutrient in the body, may play an important role in the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study released Monday by the Imperial College London. CAD is a type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) where clogged arteries reduce the amount of blood reaching the heart. … Read More