When special cells known as fibroblasts are active, cancer can spread throughout the body. Scientists are trying to find out how they can deactivate the fibroblast cells. In the long term, the studies may lead to treatments for otherwise incurable cancer.
A new Danish study indicates that gene variations, which are associated with low levels of vitamin D in the blood, can lead to premature death. It is not yet known whether dietary supplements can counteract this effect.
According to Danish research, the dietary supplement Q10 gives almost half of all heart patients a better life and helps them live years longer. ’Buy it if you can afford it,' one scientist recommends.
Norwegians think national health authorities and the food industry should get chief responsibility for coaxing them into better dietary habits. But on the other hand, they don’t want anyone actually preventing them from eating whatever they want.