February 4, 2015

Limit processed food intake

Processed foods aren’t just microwaved  meals and other ready meals. The term ‘processed food’ applies to any food that has been altered from its natural state […]
February 12, 2015

Low vitamin D levels in childhood may raise heart risks — Study

Adults who had low vitamin D levels as children and teens may be more likely to have hardening of the arteries, a new study suggests. Artery […]
February 12, 2015

High cholesterol takes its toll over time

Having high cholesterol in your 30s and 40s increases your risk for heart disease, and the longer it stays elevated, the greater the risk, a new […]
February 23, 2015

Try cooking with no oil, sometimes

In some cultures in Nigeria, especially the Yoruba culture, a soup is considered to be rich when it has oil dripping over it. In fact, any […]
March 4, 2015

Peanut consumption associated with decreased total mortality and mortality from cardiovascular diseases

If you’re looking for a simple way to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, consider going nuts.  Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the […]
March 4, 2015

Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat, study suggests

Drinking red grape juice or wine — in moderation — could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, a new study […]
March 4, 2015

Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby’s belly for solid food

A baby’s diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity, and stability of the gut microbiome. These factors, […]
April 2, 2015

Kwara: IITA Trains Farmers On Production of Aflatoxin-Free Maize

In a bid to mitigate Aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnuts, farmers in Kwara state have become recent beneficiaries of  a workshop conducted by the International […]
May 5, 2015


Rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the most cultivated crops in the world. It is the third most important cereal grown and consumed globally after wheat […]