A meta-analysis of 41 studies has found that a high intake of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
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.
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.
Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects and may even put consumers off, say researchers.
The daily consumption of 17 grams of ACTICOA dark chocolate, containing 500 milligrams (mg) of cocoa flavanols, for two weeks helps to maintain healthy blood pressure, according to new research presented at Health Ingredients Europe (HIE) 2008 Show in...
Belgian lactic acid specialist, Galactic, is refining its presence in the calcium supply chain with a “pearl-shaped” ingredient it says delivers improved bioavailability, solubility and processing capabilities.
A key compound in red wine could have a direct beneficial effect on
heart cells, report researchers from the US, building on a raft of
science that suggests this popular beverage could play a role in
preventing heart disease.
Eating two to three kiwifruit a day can significantly lower risk of
blood clotting and reduce fat in the blood, reports a Norwegian
team. The fruit could be an effective alternative to aspirin for
protecting heart health, they suggest.
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...
Hydrolysed whey proteins significantly reduce blood pressure in a
small clinical trial, likely by altering multiple cardiovascular
disease risk facters, reported researchers at a recent diabetes
conference, writes Dominique Patton.
Non-alcoholic beer may impart the same cardiovascular benefits as
its traditional counterpart but without the potential negative
impact of excessive consumption, according to new research from
Mankind has long believed in the potential benefits that garlic can
provide to the human body. As the levels of heart disease and
cancer increase in Western society, a new European funded study is
now underway to explore the impact...
More evidence to support the view that the dietary intake of onions
is of benefit to cardiovascular health and may inhibit human
platelet aggregation was released recently following research by