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The novel food application was forwarded onto EFSA after member states expressed concern about the ingredient's long-term impact on blood coagulation. ©iStock/somersault18:24

‘Anti-blood clot’ fermented soybean extract safe, says EFSA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A fermented soybean extract that claims to help prevent blood clots is safe for use in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded following a novel food application from a Japanese company that sparked member state concerns.

With healthy eating among the most common New Year’s resolutions, the study's findings add more incentive to reduce food intake all year round (image: iStock.com Hywards)

Post-meal blood sugar levels promote heart attack complications

By Will Chu

The level of sugar in your blood can affect the contraction of blood vessels, with potentially dangerous effects on the heart and blood pressure, a recent study has shown, highlighting the potential risks of regularly consuming rich, sugary foods. 

Aloe vera goes into battle

Aloe vera goes into battle

The increasingly popular herbal extract aloe vera may be able to
prolong the amount of time a trauma injury patient can survive
before receiving treatment, such as a blood transfusion, according
to researchers at the University of...

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