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Antioxidants for Heart Health

The National Heart Foundation (NHF) of Australia has recently released a position statement that provides  recommendations for the consumption of antioxidant-rich food, drinks and supplements for cardiovascular heart health. They advise health professionals not to recommend Australian adults to use chocolate, coffee, red wine or antioxidant supplements for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) 1. NHF recommends all Australian adults to ... Read More »

Green Tea and Cancer Prevention

Green tea contains the active ingredient polyphenol, which has a subgroup known as catechins. Catechins are powerful antioxidants and may have cancer-preventative effects. A large study in Japan found that males aged between 40 and 69 who drank five cups of green tea daily were less likely to develop advanced prostate cancer than those who drank only one1. However, despite ... Read More »

Vitamins and Breast Cancer

A Swedish study found that women who regularly took multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop a breast cancer than those who did not take multivitamins1.  35,329 women aged 49 to 83 years old took part in that study and were followed up for 10 years. The research found that women who had taken multivitamins for three years or more ... Read More »

Diet and Dementia

Dementia is an acquired brain disease, affecting a person’s mental ability, personality and behaviour. People with dementia commonly experience problems with memory and skills needed to carry out everyday activities. In Hong Kong, one in 10 people aged over 65 are diagnosed with dementia, with increase in incidence with advancing age1. There are many different causes of dementia but Alzheimer’s ... Read More »

A Touch of Magical Spice to Control Your Diabetes

To most of us, cinnamon has been known as one of the stable spice in our household. It is often used to lift up the flavor of our desserts or appears as the warm and familiar scent dispersing from the candles throughout the living room. Who would ever imagine cinnamon beyond just an ordinary flavor or scent and can be ... Read More »

WCRF Criticises Meat Industry Over Misleading Public Statement

World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has accused the British meat industry of misleading the public by making factually inaccurate and potentially defamatory comments. In a coordinated attack, the National Beef Association (NBA), the British Pig Executive (BPEX), the National Sheep Association (NSA) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) have issued statements suggesting that WCRF has misled the public with its ... Read More »

Two Eggs for Breakfast Enhances Weight Loss

Recent study shows that eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a calorie-restricted diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and have greater reduction in BMI, waist circumference and percent body fat than those who ate a bagel breakfast of equal calories1. Further, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, did not differ between the groups. This study ... Read More »

Miracle Foods for Your Heart

Scientific evidence suggests red wine, dark chocolate, almonds, fish, garlic, fruits and vegetables to be protective. A study1 found that combining these foods in a meal called Polymeal would reduce cardiovascular disease events by 76%. Taking the Polymeal daily showed an increase in total life expectancy of 6.6 years for men and 4.8 years for women. Wine & Alcohol Red wine ... Read More »

East Meets West: Meet the Experts Symposium on Depression and Diabetes

The Hong Kong Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors – East Meets West: Meet the Experts Symposium will be jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (HKIDO), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Foundation for Research and Development in Diabetes (HKFRDD), the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity (HKASO), the Hong Kong ... Read More »