Mars: Sterol chocolate reduces cholesterol levels
An industry sponsored, peer reviewed study has found consuming
chocolate containing plant sterols and cocoa flavanols can lower
cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Milk peptides to help lower high blood pressure
DSM has prepared its next weapon to fight the growing rise of heart
problems with the launch of a peptide ingredient which the company
claims can reduce blood pressure.
Study backs berries for heart health benefits
A diet rich in berries may boost levels of good cholesterol and
improve blood pressure, indicating their potential benefits for
heart health, says a new study from Finland.
Soy isoflavone linked to blood pressure improvements
Genistein, an isoflavone from soy, may stimulate the expression of
an enzyme linked to better blood flow, suggests a new animal study
that my have implications for high blood pressure in humans.
Review backs oats' heart health benefits
An up-to-date review of the recent science behind oatmeal supports
its cardiovascular benefits, and supports the FDA's decade-old
Isoflavone-rich pasta effective to boost heart health - study
Pasta, enriched with soy isoflavones in the aglycone form, can
effectively reduce blood levels of total and LDL cholesterol by
about eight per cent, new research from Italy has reported.
Selenium may protect against artery furring
Selenium supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease by
inhibiting the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, suggests a small
study from Italy.
More support for Med diet's heart benefits
Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fruit, vegetables and
fish, may decrease oxidative damage to LDL cholesterol and protect
against coronary heart disease, suggests a new study.
Guar gum - science builds for health benefits
Guar gum, extensively used as an emulsifier, thickener and
stabiliser, may also have potential as a health ingredient for
lowering cholesterol levels, suggests new research.
Whole grains linked to lower atherosclerosis risk
An increased intake of wholegrain-rich foods has been linked to
improvements in blood vessel health, says a new study that adds to
the heart-health benefits of a diet rich in wholegrains.
PharmaNutrients seeks partner for CLA-atherosclerosis projects
PharmaNutrients is looking to take CLA into the heart health arena,
after obtaining the exclusive worldwide rights to the Kritchevsky
patent on reduction of atherosclerotic plaques.
Study questions garlic's cholesterol-lowering powers
A new trial from the US has reported that garlic may not decrease LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, raising questions over the cardiovascular benefits of garlic.
Combined ingredients may cut cholesterol levels
Combining plant stanol esters and beta-glucan reduced levels of
LDL-cholesterol by almost ten per cent, says a new study from the
Study supports soy protein role in cholesterol reduction
A recently published meta-analysis of published studies provides
support for the inclusion of soy protein in place of saturated and
trans-saturated fats and cholesterol as part of a diet to prevent
and lower high blood cholesterol...
Antioxidant-rich almonds on a par with fruit and vegetables.
According to recent research, antioxidant-rich almonds could be the
smart choice for manufacturers trying to reach a health-conscious